Up nextThe University of Arkansas (5-2, 2-1 SEC) host Utah in its final home meet of the season on Jan. 30 at 1 .m. at Arkansas Natatorium. Seniors Yi-Ting Siow, Leah Pierce Kristen Keith and Lynette Ng, along with junior Megan Haskins will be honored in a pre-meet ceremony. Last time outThe No. 19 Arkansas swimming and diving team suffered only its second loss of the season at the hands of No. 25-ranked Missouri, falling 177-118, at the Mizzou Aquatic Center. Senior Yi-Ting Siow picked up event wins in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200y individual medley while Leah Pierce added another win in the 200y breaststroke. In Poppell’s Words… (On the Missouri Dual Meet)“Mizzou was an outstanding team today, this was by far their best meet of the season and full credit goes to them. They are a fantastic team and they proved that to everyone across the country today. On a lot of fronts, we were better than we had been all season as well, in dual meets, but it was not enough. Hopefully, we can come away from this meet as a wakeup call and we finish stronger in the last month of the season.”Razorbacks ranked 19th by CSCAAThe Arkansas women’s swimming and diving team is ranked No.19 in the College Swimming Coaches Association of America’s Division I Coaches poll, released Thursday. Georgia is the top ranked women’s team followed by Arizona, Texas, Stanford and California.
Arkansas swimmers among nations leadersTwo University of Arkansas swimmers and two Razorback relay team continue to rank among the national swimming leaders heading into the second half of the season. Senior Yi-Ting Siow is currently ranked in the top 25 in four events. In the 200-yard breaststroke, Siow stands first in the nation with her time of 2 minutes, 9.01 seconds. Siow is also ninth in the 100y breaststroke, touching in at 1:01.20 at the Purdue Invitational. Siow also holds the 15th spot in the 200y individual medley with a time of 1:59.41 and is in the top 20 among the 400y IM times with a 4:13.67. Siow’s times have provisionally qualified her for the NCAA Championships in three of the four events while her time in the 200y breaststroke automatically qualifies her for the March event. Returning All-America Jamie Marks’ time of 16:20.78 is the 21st-fastest time in the nation in the 1,650y freestyle event.The Razorback 400y medley relay’s time of 3:42.69 places it in the top 20. Relay members include Siow, Lynette Ng, Lisa Lunkenheimer and Katie Whitbeck. The 800y freestyle relay team, comprised Siow, Whitbeck, Chelsea Franklin and Jillenne Schilling, ranks 21st in the nation with a time of 7:23.88.