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SEC Championships continue in Lexington

BY ANDRES FOCIL
SEC Championships continue in Lexington

LEXINGTON,KEN.– The University of Arkansas swimming team travels to Lexington, Ken., for the Southeastern Conference Championships Wednesday, February 7. The Lady Razorbacks are in sixth place with the diving portion of the championships complete. Kentucky remains on top with 103 points, followed by LSU with 101.5 and Auburn with 84. “It’s hard to believe it’s here,” said head coach Jeff Poppell. “This has been our focus all year long. I think the swimmers share in my excitement for SECs. It’s been a long year with regards to the work we’ve put in and I’m excited to see how far we’ve really come from day one.” Arkansas swimming and diving ended its the regular season with a victory over Drury to finish 4-4 in dual meets, the most wins the program has seen since the 2002-03 season. The Lady’Backs also turned in 60 career-best times. “There’s been a lot of motivation and excitement that’s carried over from our Drury win, in our preparation for SECs,” said Poppell. The Lady’Backs placed ninth with 144 points at last year’s SEC Championships. LSU was the next closest team in eighth place with a score of 290. “I would love to move up in the team rankings,” said Poppell. “We’re going to have to swim awesome. The top 16 finishers score points, so we’re looking to get athletes in the top 16 and move up on the relay performances as well. I think the medley relays are our strength and I anticipate there to be some close races.” Competition begins at 6 p.m. tomorrow with the 200 medley relay, followed by the 800 free relay. The championships conclude Saturday, Feb. 10. For a complete schedule of events, please see below. For live stats please log on to www.ukathletics.com and for more information about Arkansas swimming and diving, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM. Wednesday, February 7, 2007Preliminary Competition12:00 Noon(01) Men’s 200 Medley Relay – Time Trial(02) Men’s 800 Free Relay – Time TrialNo Individual Time Trials Finals Competition6:00 p.m. (03) Women’s 200 Medley Relay – Timed Final(04) Women’s 800 Free Relay – Timed Final Thursday, February 8, 2007Preliminary Competition10:00 a.m. (05) Men’s 500 Freestyle(06) Men’s 200 IM(07) Men’s 50 Freestyle(08) Men’s 200 Freestyle Relay Time Trial Finals Competition6:00 p.m. (09) Women’s 500 Freestyle Final(10) Women’s 200 IM Final(11) Women’s 50 Freestyle Final(12) Women’s 200 Freestyle Relay Timed Final Friday, February 9, 2007Preliminary Competition10:00 a.m. (13) Men’s 400 Individual Medley(14) Men’s 100 Butterfly(15) Men’s 200 Freestyle(16) Men’s 100 Breaststroke(17) Men’s 100 Backstroke(18) Men’s 400 Medley Relay Time Trial Finals Competition6:00 p.m. (19) Women’s 400 Individual Medley Final(20) Women’s 100 Butterfly Final(21) Women’s 200 Freestyle Final(22) Women’s 100 Breaststroke Final(23) Women’s 100 Backstroke Final(24) Women’s 400 Medley Relay Timed Final Saturday, February 10, 2007Preliminary Competition10:00 a.m. (25) Men’s 200 Backstroke(26) Men’s 100 Freestyle(27) Men’s 200 Breaststroke(28) Men’s 200 Butterfly(29) Men’s 400 Freestyle Relay Time Trial(30) 1650 Freestyle – The 1650 will start approximately 3:15 PM, with the fastest men’s and women’s seeded heat contested in Finals Finals Competition6:00 p.m. (31) 1650 Freestyle Final (fastest seeded heat) (32) Women’s 200 Backstroke Final(33) Women’s 100 Freestyle Final(34) Women’s 200 Breaststroke Final(35) Women’s 200 Butterfly Final(36) Women’s 400 Freestyle Relay Timed Final



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