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Swimming and Diving Meet Notes- Week 5

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Swimming and Diving Meet Notes- Week 5

Up nextThe University of Arkansas (4-1, 2-1 SEC) swimming and diving team returns to action when it travels to West Lafayette, Ind. for the Purdue Invitational, Nov. 20-22. The Hogs will swim against Missouri State, Ohio State, Louisville, Michigan and the host Boilermakers in the three-day event.

Last time outArkansas sophomores Katie Whitbeck, Lisa Lunkenheimer and Katie Davis each won two events to lead the Razorback swimming and diving team over Vanderbilt at Arkansas Natatorium, Nov. 6. Fourteen event wins carried the Hogs to a 206-87 defeat of the Commodores, giving Arkansas its second Southeastern Conference victory.

In Poppell’s Words… (On the Vanderbilt meet)"Overall I was very pleased with the meet today. It was a fun meet for us as we actually held out five of our better swimmers who have had a lot of experience, including our All-Americans from last year, just to give some other kids an opportunity to compete who haven’t competed yet this season.

"In addition, a lot of the girls that did compete today and had competed in earlier meets this season, we gave them the chance to swim some different events, which I think was important. We are still trying to figure out a third event for some of these kids for the conference championship meet. Getting the opportunity to swim some different events today gave us the chance to see where our versatility is and just really where we are at this point in the season."

Siow Repeats as SEC Swimmer of the WeekYi-Ting Siow earned Southeastern Conference swimmer of the week honors again Oct. 27, after she won the 100-yard breaststroke, 200y breaststroke and 400y individual medley to lead the Razorbacks to a split in their double-dual meet against Florida and Kansas.

Several Hogs Rank Among Nation’s BestThree University of Arkansas swimmers and two Razorback relay team continue to rank among the national swimming leaders heading into third month of the season.

Senior Yi-Ting Siow is currently ranked in the top 25 in four events. In the 100-yard breaststroke, Siow stands second in the nation with her time of 1 minute, 1.63 seconds. Siow is also seventh in the 200y breaststroke, touching in at 2:13.93 in the Hogs double-dual meet against Florida and Kansas. Along with Siow, senior Leah Pierce is currently ranked in the top 25 in the 200y breaststroke with a time of 2:17.28.

Siow also holds the fourth spot in the 200y individual medley with a time of 2:00.06 and is in the top 20 among the 400y IM times with a 4:21.63.

Returning All-America Jamie Marks’ time of 16:43.98 is the 13th-fastest time in the nation in the 1,650 freestyle event.

The Razorback 200y medley relay’s time of 1:43.35 places it in the top 15. Relay members include Siow, Lynette Ng, Lisa Lunkenheimer and Katie Whitbeck. The 400y medley relay team, comprised of the same quartet as the 200y medley team, ranks 12th in the nation with a time of 3:47.24.



Sports Category : Swimming & Diving (W)