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Swimming and Diving Fact Sheet #3

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Swimming and Diving Fact Sheet #3

This WeekArkansas swimming and diving hosts LSU for its home opener Saturday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. All home meets are held at Arkansas Natatorium and admission is free to the public. RecapThe Lady Razorbacks lost their last meet on the road, 132-168, against Nebraska. Arkansas won eight events, the same amount as Nebraska, and turned in four career-best times.Double DipsSenior Mariann Fulop and juniors Emily Gregory and Brieanne Kushner took two wins each versus Nebraska. Fulop swept the backstroke events, posting a career-best 57.82 in the 100 and a 2:05.24 in the 200. Gregory’s victories came in the 50 free with a 24.29 and the 100 fly with a 56.49. On the boards, Kushner won both diving events with a personal-best 281.33 on the one meter and a 288.75 on the three meter. More VictoriesSenior Kristen Thibodeaux turned in a career-best 2:07.79 in her victory in the 200 fly. Arkansas also earned its first relay win of the year in the 200-medley relay. Fulop, Katie McGraw, Gregory, and Summer Jackson were members of the relay team.Close CallIn the 50 free Emily Gregory continues to creep up on her career-best time of 24.11. She clocked in at 24.44 versus South Carolina and had a time of 24.29 versus Nebraska. One-Two PunchArkansas went 1-2 in the 100 fly with Gregory picking up the win and Kristen Thibodeaux (58.35) taking second. Brieanne Kushner and sophomore Madison Palmer (266.10) finished first and second on the one meter.More on FulopMariann Fulop has four wins in four races. Her victories came in the 100 back, twice in the 200 back and once in the 200 IM. Personal-best performancesThe Lady’Backs earned four personal records against Nebraska. They are as follows: 100 free – Gregory, 53.28; 100 back – Fulop, 57.82; 200 fly – Thibodeaux, 2:07.79; one meter – Kushner, 281.33.In the Top TwoArkansas took either first or second in 13 out of 16 events against Nebraska.Roll on RelaysIn addition to taking top honors in the 200-medley relay, the Lady’Backs took second in the 800-free relay and turned in a time of 7:42.67, almost four seconds faster than last year’s best time.About LSUThe Tigers return 17 and welcome five newcomers. They are led by head coach Adam Schmitt who holds a career record of 14-23 at LSU. In the 2005-06 season the Tigers finished 6-5 in dual meets, eighth at the SEC Champsionships and 32nd at the NCAA Championships. LSU RecapLSU picked up its first dual-meet victory of the season last weekend against Division II Delta State. Sophomore Katherine Noland led the Lady Tigers with three individual victories in the 100 back, the 200 IM and the 200 free. Arkansas versus the TigersLSU leads the all-time series 10-3 and won the last meeting in 2004, 73-60. The Upcoming MeetArkansas has a weekend off before traveling to Athens, Ga., Nov. 17 to take on Georgia, the 2006 NCAA runner-up and Emory, the back-to-back Division III national champion.



Sports Category : Swimming & Diving (W)