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Swimming and Diving Fact Sheet #4

Swimming and Diving Fact Sheet #4

This Week

The Razorbacks will send 20 swimmers, no divers, to compete at the Minnesota U.S. Grand Prix in Minneapolis, Minn. Nov.14-16. The event will be hosted by the University of Minnesota and held at the University Aquatic Center.

Last Time Out

The No.22 Razorbacks picked up four wins on Saturday at the Mean Green Duals hosted by the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, including a 152-148 upset of the No.14 SMU Mustangs. Stephanie Carr (500 free, 1000 free), Katie Kastes (200 fl y, 200 IM), and Leah Pierce (100 breast, 200 breast) each won two events and freshman Katie Whitbeck (200 free) picked up her third second-place fi nish on the year. In diving, Madison Palmer won the one-meter springboard event with a score of 296.80, a season high for the team. Arkansas’ other victories Saturday included a 210.5-89.5 win over Colorado State, a 216-84 fi nish over New Mexico State, and a 237-63 victory over North Texas.

In Poppell’s Words…(On the Mean Green Duals)

“I’m extremely proud of the way the girls competed [on Saturday]. They did a fantastic job of standing up and competing against four quality teams, and we’re truly excited about beating a highly-ranked team in SMU.”

Kastes On a Tear

Sophomore Katie Kastes has seven fi rst place fi nishes through the fi rst three meets of the 2008-09 season, including Arkansas season high times in the 200 free, 100 and 200 fl y, and the 200 IM. Last season, Kastes had 11 wins on the season and broke fi ve school records (200 free, 500 free, 100 fl y, 200 fl y, 400 IM).

Download: 11.10 Notes 6.pdf

Sports Category : Swimming & Diving (W)