LITTLE ROCK -
Senior Amber Kelly and Kara Raney both claimed an individual
and a relay win while freshman Megan Scott was the winner of the 1-meter
springboard diving event in day 2 of the UALR Christmas Invitational Friday
As a team, the Trojans are in fourth with a team total 387
points. Henderson State leads on the women's side while Delta State holds the
top spot on the men's side.
Raney swam her best time of the season in winning the 50
free with a finish of 23.91, besting the field by more than a half second. Not
to be outdone, freshman Valeriya Teplova finished fourth with a
career-best time of 24.65.
Junior Amber Kelly
dominated the field by more than a second in the 100 butterfly with a time of
56.92. Scott took the 1-meter title with a six-dive total of 251.25.
Kelly and Raney teamed up with Teplova and senior Rebecca McEachern to win the 200 free
relay with a finish of 1:36.26.
Also in the relays, the quartet of Raney, Kelly, Teplova and
sophomore Meghan Petersen took third
in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:57.49, breaking the 4-minute mark. The
foursome also took fourth in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:50.68.
In the 800-meter free relay, Raney, Kelly, junior Holly Myers and freshman Natalie Swindle took fourth with a finish of 7:59.96.
UALR returns to action tomorrow at the Christmas Invite in
its final day of competition in 2012.