GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Though the University of Arkansas women’s swimming and diving team collected four first place finishes in its SEC season opener, the Razorbacks ultimately fell to Florida 110.6 – 189.5 on Saturday.
Junior Anna Mayfield and senior Nikki Daniels led Arkansas, posting two individual event wins each. Mayfield was first victorious in the 200 yard freestyle (1:48.93) and then the 500 yard freestyle (4:49.42). Daniels swam two top times in the 100 yard (1:01.63) and 200 yard (2:16.25) breaststroke events.
With a time of 1:43.51, Mayfield and Daniels also teamed with senior Liz Braun and junior Maddie Monroe to claim second place in the 200 yard medley relay.
Junior Nina Drolc and Monroe went two-three in the 50 free with times of 23.16 and 24.12. Freshmen Taylor Weiss and Olivia Weekley also took second and third places in the 200 yard butterfly (56.59 and 57.17).
Despite the overall loss, Arkansas swimmers claimed seven third place finishes. Braun came away with two third places, swimming the 100 yard backstroke in 56.46 and the 200 yard backstroke in 2:02.30. Swimming the remaining third place times were senior Lauren Jordan (1000 yard freestyle in 10:13.47), Weiss (200 fly in 2:05.33), Drolc (100 free in 51.18), sophomore Aiden Lister (500 free in 5:01.25) and freshman Chloe Hannam (400 IM in 4:25.97).
In diving, freshman Nicole Gillis dove to a second place in the three-meter (280.28) while senior Meghan Clark took third in the one-meter (242.18)
To close the day, the 400 yard freestyle relay team of Drolc, Mayfield, Rachel Stoehr and Monroe took second (3:25.33).
Arkansas next hosts Texas A&M on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m.
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