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Swimming And Diving Starts Strong During Thursday Prelims

Swimming And Diving Starts Strong During Thursday Prelims

FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas swimming and diving team competed in the preliminary rounds of the Missouri Invitational Thursday morning. Arkansas recorded times to place at least four swimmers in each individual final.

The morning was highlighted by a sweep of the top three times in the 500-yard freestyle, including a No. 1 seed in the finals for sophomore Anna Mayfield (San Antonio, Texas). Mayfield set a new personal record with the finish. Sophomore Rachel Stoehr (Lake Forest, Ill.) had the second-place time in 4:47.49 and senior Nicole Menzel (Hilton Head, S.C.) finished third in 4:47.60. Mayfield, Stoehr and Menzel each earned NCAA ‘B’ cut times with those finishes.

In the 100 butterfly, junior Susanna White (Forest, Va.) earned an NCAA ‘B’ cut time in 54.25, touching the wall fourth.White and senior Aubrey Golbek (Noblesville, Ind.) placed in the top eight and will advance to the finals with freshman Anna Williams (Naperville, Ill.), sophomore Rebekah Harvey (Austin, Texas) and senior Molly Milborn (Fishers, Ind.)

Sophomore Maddie Monroe (Godfrey, Ill.) led Arkansas’ campaign in the 200 individual medley prelims, placing eighth overall and earning an NCAA ‘B’ cut time in 2:02.56.

White and sophomore Nina Drolc (Velenje, Slovenia) both placed in the top eight of the 50 freestyle.

Senior diver Kesha Naylor(Saskatchewan, Canada) earned an NCAA zone qualifying score of 293.30 on the 3-meter springboard to place third in prelims. She will be diving in the 3-meter finals this evening.

Relay updates will be posted as they become available.

Finals will begin tonight at 6 p.m. A live stream of the events can be found here and live stats can be accessed here. Results can also be accessed using the Meet Mobile app found here.

100 Butterfly Preliminaries4th – Susanna White (54.25) *Q8th – Aubrey Golbek (55.20) #Q25th – Anna Williams (57.19) #QT31st – Rebekah Harvey (57.43) Q35th – Molly Milborn (57.78) Q39th – Shelby Cox (58.02)41st – Katie Kearbey (58.07) #44th – Lizzy Whitbeck (58.17)62nd – Erika McGovern (59.78)63rd – Jordan Kimmey (59.80) #

500 Freestyle Preliminaries1st – Anna Mayfield (4:43.07) #*Q2nd – Rachel Stoehr (4:47.49) #*Q3rd – Nicole Menzel (4:47.60) *Q5th – Lauren Jordan (4:50.96) Q8th – Julia Kucherich (4:53.67) #Q13th – Leia Bates (4:55.16) #Q24th – Rachel Kessler (5:03.90) Q31st – Jordan Kimmey (5:08.04) #

200 Individual Medley Preliminaries8th – Maddie Monroe (2:02.56) #*Q10th – Susanna White (2:02.97) Q15th – Mary Margaret Soderberg (2:04.40) Q24th – Aubrey Golbek (2:06.88) Q28th – Sarah Easterling (2:07.10) Q31st – Julia Banach (2:07.69) Q43rd – Erika McGovern (2:10.29) #46th – Anna Williams (2:10.88)49th – Lizzy Whitbeck (2:11.41)50th – Katie Kearbey (2:11.44) #53rd – Rebekah Harvey (2:12.18)

50 Freestyle Preliminaries4th – Susanna White (23.17) Q8th – Nina Drolc (23.31) Q9th – Maddie Monroe (23.37) Q16th – Nikki Daniels (23.73) #Q17th – Shelby Cox (23.85) Q41st – Mary Margaret Soderberg (24.39) #

3-Meter Diving Preliminaries3rd – Kesha Naylor (293.30) ZQ11th – Meghan Clark (254.30)16th – Hannah Bortnick (237.55)19th – Shelby Bartlett (233.15)20th – Alyssa Brion (232.60)22nd – Sam Nelson (230.60)

# – personal best at Arkansas* – NCAA ‘B’ cut timeQ – qualified for finalsZ – NCAA zone diving qualification score

Sports Category : Swimming & Diving (W)