Courtesy: Nelson Chenault The Trojans earned a fifth-place finish while hosting the UALR Christmas Invite.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The UALR Trojans Swimming and
Diving team finished fifth with 280.5 points in the six-team UALR Christmas
Invite held Friday and Saturday at the Donaghey Center Natatorium.
took home first-place with 997 points while HendersonState
finished second with 635.5. Following the Red Wave was Ouachita Baptist in
fourth with 441.5. Finishing behind the Trojans was HendrixCollege
with 239 points.
Stephanie Heutel earned a seventh-place finish out
of 16 swimmers for the Trojans in the 200-yard after finishing with a 2:01.84
preliminary time and a 2:05.97 finals time. Chelsea Churchill finished 11th in the race with times of 2:05.13
The 200-yard breaststroke race saw Brenda Gannon finish 10th of 16 with a finals time of 2:37.54. In
the 100-yard backstroke, Jenna Rutecki had
a time good enough to earn her an eighth-place finish out of 15 swimmers with a
time of 1:05.57.
During the 100-yard freestyle preliminaries, Heutel
finished ninth with a time of 56.10 and Churchill 11th with a mark of 57.65.
UALR will return to action on Friday, Dec. 19 when they
travel to Cleveland, Miss. for the Delta State Invite for their
final event of 2008. The Trojans first event in 2009 will take place Jan. 9-10
at Tunica, Miss. where they will compete with
teams from Centenary, Rhodes and Western Illinois
in the Tunica Invitational.