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Red Wins Swimming and Diving Intra-Squad Meet


Press Release University of Arkansas: 

Redwon the University of Arkansas' intra-squad meet with a total of 139 pointsduring theteam's first public exhibition this season inside the Arkansas Natatorium onFriday. The Black squad placed closely behind in second with 135 total points.


Seniorcaptains Aubrey Golbek and Lizzy Whitbeck chose the two teams that competed inthe intra-squad meet, which featured only swimming events. All swimmersparticipated in three heats of 50-yard backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly andfreestyle. Selected swimmers participated in one heat of 150 backstroke,breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle, and 100 individual medley. The team alsoswam in a 200 freestyle relay. 


Thefirst event of the meet was the 50-yard backstroke. Nina Drolc, Golbek andSusanna White each led their respective heats, placing first. White took thetop finish overall, earning points for the Black team. Mayfield and Golbekplaced second and third, respectively. Sarah Easterling, Julia Banach and NikkiDaniels took first place in their heats in the 50 breaststroke. Daniels placedfirst overall for Red, followed by White and Banach. White, Maddie Monroe andDrolc won their heats in the 50 fly. White's finish topped the group overall,followed by Monroe and Golbek in second and third, respectively. In the 50freestyle, Monroe, Drolc and White topped their heats. Again, White placedfirst overall for the team. Drolc placed second, and Monroe took third.


Thefour heats of 50 yards were followed by single heats of 150 yards. AnnaMayfield touched the wall first in the 150 back, followed by Lauren Jordan,Julia Kucherich and Shelby Cox. Mary Margaret Soderberg won the heat of 150breaststroke, followed by Easterling, Erika McGovern and Rebekah Porter. KatieKearbey won the heat of 150 fly, followed by Rebekah Harvey and Anna Williams.In the 150 freestyle, Drolc placed first, followed by Monroe and Rachel Stoehr.White took first in the 100 individual medley, followed by Golbek, Banach andWhitbeck.


Themeet concluded with a 200 freestyle relay completion. Red's ‘A' squad ofMayfield, Drolc, Stoehr and Golbek finished in first place.


Theteam also scored points in a series of extra events. Soderberg scored pointsfor Red by taking first place in the Rochambeau competition. The spirit awardfor the Rochambeau competition was awarded to Red, as well. Mayfield scoredpoints for Red in the cannonball competition. Williams and Banach placed secondand third, respectively. Black team's Whitbeck placed first in the belly-flopcompetition, and Black won the overall on-deck spirit award.


Theintra-squad meet is one of four events hosted by Razorback swimming and diving.Its first home dual meet will take place Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. against Nebraska.The Razorbacks will face Rice and Clemson at noon on Jan. 25, and return thefollowing week on Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. to face Vanderbilt and Kansas on SeniorDay.


TheRazorback swimming and diving team will be on the road for its firstcompetition of the season at the North Texas Relay Invitational in Southlake,Texas, on Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. The team will also face North Texas in a dualmeet in Denton, Texas, on Oct. 5 at 10 a.m.


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