FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Members of the University of Arkansas’ swimming and diving team had a strong showing during the USA Sectional Meet held at the Mizzou Aquatic Center in Columbia, Mo., on July 16-19. The majority of those Razorbacks competing turned in either season-best or lifetime-best performances or set new team records, with all times coming in long course meters.
Sophomore Anna Mayfield set two new team records in the 400 meter free and the 200 meter free. Mayfield swam the 400 in 4:17.37, which was also good for first place in the finals. She finished in second for the 200 meters, turning in a time of 2:03.40.
Mayfield also swam three lifetime-best performances in the 200 back (2:14.82), 100 back (1:03.49) and 100 free (58.37).
Junior Nikki Daniels set a new lifetime-best performance in the 100 breast, finishing with a time of 1:10.21 and finishing first in the finals.
Sophomore Rachel Stoehr turned in lifetime-best performances in four freestyle events. She swam the 200 in 2:05.68, the 400 in 4:23.51, the 800 in 9:02.49 and the 1500 in 16:35.65.
Sophomore Maddie Monroe swam the 100 free in 56.87, the 200 free in 2:06.38 and the 100 fly in 1:03.14, all lifetime-best performances. She also tied her lifetime best in the 50 free with a time of 26.66. Monroe also added season-best performances in the 100 breast (1:16.70) and 200 IM (2:22.37).
Freshman Katie Kearbey finished with three new lifetime-best performances, swimming the 200 fly in 2:19.24, the 400 IM in 5:12.11, and the 200 breast in 2:49.82.
Liz Braun turned in two lifetime-best performances and two season-best performances. Her lifetime bests include the 100 fly (1:02.81) and the 100 free (58.95). Her season bests include the 200 back (2:17.65) and the 200 IM (2:25.73).
Junior Lauren Jordan added to her season-best performances in four events, including the 200 free (2:04.25), 400 free (4:19.50), 1500 free (17:10.60) and 200 back (2:15.25)
Mayfield, Daniels, Stoehr, Monroe, Braun and Jordan will be in action again Aug. 6-10 as they are set to compete at the USA Nationals in Irvine, Calif.
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