CONWAY, Ark. - Freshman
Megan Scott continues her fast start
to her collegiate career with a first and second place finish while classmate Natalie Swindle won the 200-yard fly
with a facility record Friday night (Oct. 26) at the 45th-annual
"We finished second and the team was really excited. The girls stepped up and raced to the end despite the tough day," head coach Amy Burgess said.
Scott set a Bob Courtwood Pool record by more than 70 points,
smashed her personal best and narrowly missed a school record while winning the
1-meter diving competition with a score of 295.40. She took second on the
3-meter board with a total of 264.60.
"Megan was great. She is starting to dive well and beginning to show just what she is capable of doing. [Assistant coach Mike] Bailey was smiling from ear to ear with how well Megan performed this weekend." Burgess explained.
Swindle also set a facility record by more than half a
second in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:09.26.
"The fly is one of Swindle's stronger events. We have some things to work on but it was good to see her shine in this event," Burgess said.
Junior Kara Raney finished second in the 50 free with a time
of 24.73 while classmate Holly Myers clocked in at 10:49.75 in the 1000 free to
finish second. Senior Amber Kelly took second in the 200 IM with a time of
2:13.92 while junior Hope Myers took fifth in the same event with a time of 2:17.98.
Other top finishers include freshman Valeriya Teplova in the
100 and 200 free with times of 54.84 and 1:59.55, respectively. Holly Myers turned in a 2:10.27 in the 200 back to finish third. Sophomore Meghan Petersen
took fifth with a time of 2:37.42 in the 200 breaststroke.
In relays, the Trojans claimed a pair of second-place
finishes. The team of Raney, Petersen, Kelly and McEachern finished with a
season-best time of 4:04.99. Raney, Kelly, McEachern and Teplova clocked in at
3:37.91 in the 400 free relay.
UALR makes the short return trip to Conway Saturday (Oct.
27) to take part in the 50th-annual Hendrix Relays. Diving starts at