NCAA Championships RecapJamie Marks, Stephanie Carr, Katie Kastes, Yi-TingSiow and Leah Pierce represented the Razorbacks at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships where they posted six school records, at least one by each of the five swimmers at the meet, on their way to a 27th place finish.
In Poppell’s Words (wrapping up the season)“It was an outstanding meet for us. I am so proud of these girls we brought with us this weekend. They did a phenomenal job and couldn’t have swum any better than they did. Their performances this weekend were the perfect way to end a fantastic season.”
All-America HonorsFour Razorback swimmers earned All-America honors at NCAAs for their performances in their respective events. Sophomore Katie Kastes led the team with two nods, in the 200 fly and 400 IM. Leah Pierce (200 breast), Yi-Ting Siow (200 breast) and Jamie Marks (1,650 free) also garnered All-America honors.
Siow captures highest-ever swimming finish Junior Yi-Ting Siow placed fourth in the 200 breast finals at NCAAs, with an Arkansas record time of 2:08.41. Siow’s fourth place finish is the highest individual swimming finish in Arkansas history.
Six records set at NCAAs500 Free – Stephanie Carr broke her own record in the 500 free event, touching in at a time of 4:42.92.
1,650 Free – Jamie Marks set her first Razorback record in the 1,650 free with a time of 16:08.42. Marks’s NCAA time shaved almost 16 seconds off her qualifying time of 16:24.26 which she swam at the SEC Championships.
100 Breast – Junior Leah Pierce finished the 100 breast prelims with a school record time of 1:00.77.
200 Breast – Yi-Ting Siow placed fourth with her Arkansas record time of 2:08.41 in the 200 breast. Her finish is the program’s best NCAA individual swimming finish.
200 IM – Siow led the team with two records over the championship meet weekend, her first coming in the 200 IM where she touched in with a time of 1:57.82.
400 IM – Sophomore Katie Kastes broke her own record in the 400 IM at NCAAs, finishing with a time of 4:07.92, over four seconds faster than her previous record of 4:12.30. Kastes owns four Arkansas swimming records, more than any other swimmer.
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