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Second day struggle at NCAAs

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Second day struggle at NCAAs

AUSTIN, Texas – On day two of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, the Arkansas Razorbacks had two compete against the nation’s best in the 400 IM and the 200 freestyle.

First on the day was senior Jamie Marks in the 400 IM competition. Marks, a veteran at the national meet, finished 37th in the preliminary race with a time of 4:19.38. She went into the meet with a seed time of 4:10. 73.

"We had a rough morning today," head coach Jeff Poppell dsaid. "However, I am not completely surprised by the results. Chelsea (Franklin) and Jamie (Marks) both endured illness since the Southeastern Conference meet and the effects are clearly evident."

Franklin competed in her second event of the meet and finished 1:49.79 in the 200 freestyle. Her performance placed Franklin 63rd in the preliminary race. She currently holds the third and fourth best times in Arkansas history.

Franklin competes in her final event of the NCAA Championships on Saturday afternoon. She goes into the 1650 freestyle in the fourth of five heats.

Download: NCAA day 2.pdf



Sports Category : Swimming & Diving (W)