FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No.22 University of Arkansas swimming and diving team (6-1, 2-1)will send twenty swimmers to Minneapolis, Minn. this weekend for the Minnesota U.S. Grand Prix Nov.14-16, a meet featuring some of the top high school, club, college, and professional athletes from around the country, including 2008 Olympians Chloe Sutton and Allison Schmitt. The results from this weekend’s meet will count toward individual times and results, but no team scores will be awarded.
Razorback record-holders Stephanie Carr (1,000 free, 1,650 free), Leah Pierce (200 breast), and Katie Kastes (200 free, 500 free, 100 fly, 200 fly, 400 IM) lead a strong contingent of Arkansas swimmers going to the meetthat includes freshmen Katie Whitbeck and Alison Templin who have already begun to have an impact for the team. Between the two, Whitbeck and Templin have placed second or third for the Razorbacks eight times in the first three meets of the season, adding depth to Arkansas’ lineup and scoring vital points in close wins over LSU and No.14 SMU.
The meet begins on Friday at 9 a.m. at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center with the preliminary heat in the 1,000 freeand the preliminary heats of the 100 breast, 200 free, 100 fly, 200 IM, and 800 free relay to follow in the morning session; finals of each event will be held at 6 p.m. Friday night. For updated results from the Minnesota U.S. Grand Prix and for complete coverage of Razorbacks swimming and diving, log onto ArkansasRazorbacks.com.