LINCOLN, Neb. – Fourteen event wins and a downed pool record propelled the Arkansas women’s swimming and diving team past the Nebraska Huskers, 190-106, Saturday afternoon in the Devaney Natatorium.
“We’ve built off what we’ve been doing in the last three meets,” said head coach Sean Schimmel. “They did a good job and came together as a team. We had to overcome some adversity today and they adapted well to that.”
Arkansas’ (1-3, 0-3 SEC) 200 medley relay of Anna Mayfield, Nikki Daniels, Susanna White and Nina Drolc touched the wall first in the 200 medley relay to open meet competition. The team’s time of 1:42.90 topped the Devaney Natatorium’s previous pool record of 1:43.03 that was set in 1983 by Stanford.
Junior Rachel Stoehr captured two event wins on the day in the 1000 freestyle (10:18.65) and 500 freestyle (5:02.28). Daniels also tacked on two individual wins in the 100 and 200 breaststroke with times of 1:02.53 and 2:17.96, respectively. Chloe Hannam rounded out the competition with two event wins in the 200 freestyle (1:52.89) and 200 backstroke (2:00.77). Swimming the rest of the first-place finishes was Mayfield (55.50, 100 backstroke), Caitlin Sheridan (2:03.86, 200 butterfly), Maddie Monroe (51.87, 100 freestyle), White (56.68, 100 butterfly) and Chelsea Tatlow (4:24.95, 400 IM).
The Razorbacks 200 freestyle relay team of White, Drolc, Mayfield and Monroe registered a first-place finish with a time of 1:34.94.
Sophomore Aiden Lister clocked two second-place finishes in the 1000 freestyle (10:24.35) and 500 freestyle (5:04.02) while Chelsea Tatlow snagged second place in the 200 backstroke (2:01.84) and 200 freestyle (1:54.27). Swimming the remaining second-place finishes was Julia Banach (1:05.85, 100 breaststroke), Jessie Garrison (2:04.64, 200 butterfly), Drolc (24.17, 50 freestyle), Mayfield (52.24, 100 freestyle) and Mary Margaret Soderberg (4:31.39, 400 IM).
On the springboards, freshman diver Nicole Gillis took first in the 3-meter boards with a score of 319.20 while senior Meghan Clark took fourth (291.75). On the one-meter boards, Gillis took third with a score of 253.35.
The Razorbacks will head to Atlanta, Georgia for a mid-season tune-up at the Georgia Tech Invitational on Nov. 20-22.
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