LITTLE ROCK - The
UALR swimming and diving teams return to action this weekend when it makes the
short jog north to Conway to take part in the Hendrix Classic and Relays Friday
and Saturday (Oct. 26-27). It will be the third and fourth competitions for the
Trojans after swimming a pair of duals at home on Oct. 6-7 to begin the season.
"It is a fun meet where we see different teams from NCAA
Division I-III to NAIA," head coach Amy
Burgess explained. "While it is an away meet, it is close enough so we come
home Friday night and get to sleep in our own bed.
"Friday is the usual collegiate invitation for the Classic
while Saturday is all relays and has the typical events mixed in with different
competitions that are fun," Burgess added.
While most relays have four competitors, the Hendrix Relays
will feature events with three and five competitors. For instance, there will
be a 3x100 and 3x500 freestyle relays while five Trojans will team up for the
crescendo relay. The event consists of a 50, 100 and 200 competitor followed by
a 100 and 50 freestyle to finish the race.
"Saturday is fun because the girls sometimes swim events outside
of what is normal. It is a great chance to get them out of their element and
see if they would excel at other events. Finally, it is a good training
opportunity because it is a tough two days but has a fun ending." Burgess said.
It is the 45th annual Hendrix Classic on Friday
(Oct. 26) while it is the 50th annual Hendrix Relays on Saturday
Megan Scott Makes School History, Named Inaugural SBC Diver
of the Week
Competing in her first collegiate competitions Oct. 6-7, who
knew that freshman Megan Scott would make school history?
Released by the Sun Belt Conference on Wednesday (Oct. 10),
Scott garnered the first Diver of the Week honor in UALR history. It was also
the initial swimming and diving award from the SBC in 2012-2013.
Scott began her career Friday (Oct. 5) against North Texas,
competing on the 1- and 3-meter springboard events. She placed third in both
competitions with scores of 219.44 and 205.72, respectively. Against Tulane
less than 24 hours later, Scott captured her first title of her collegiate
career with a total of 218 off of the 3-meter board. She also placed third on
the 1-meter board with a combined score of 192.97 against the Green Wave.
For more information and get to know Megan
Scott, click here
for an article that appeared in the UALR Forum student