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The UALR foursome finished the 800 free relay in 7:41.40, besting the old record of 7:42.72.
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UALR Sets New 800 Free Relay Record In First Day At Sun Belt Championships
UALR Sports Information
Release: 02/23/2012

ROCKWALL, Texas - The UALR swimming and diving team set a new school record in the 800 freestyle relay in the first day at the Sun Belt Championships at the Rockwall Aquatics Center on Wednesday. Junior Amber Kelly, freshman Lexie Keller, sophomore Holly Myers and senior Megan Nelson finished the race in 7:41.40, besting the previous mark (7:42.72) by nearly a full second.

The Trojans currently sit sixth of six teams at the conference championships with 58 total points. North Texas (110) leads the pack, followed by Denver (101), WKU (98), FIU (90) and Florida Atlantic (78).

In its only other race of the night, UALR placed sixth in the 200 medley relay. Sophomore Kara Raney, senior Audra Stalzer, junior Rebecca McEachern and senior Jenna Rutecki finished in 1:48.11 to garner 26 points for UALR.

Freshman Sally Lee finished 11th overall in the 3-meter diving competition. Lee scored a 188.95 to collect six points for the Trojans.

Tomorrow's preliminary action will begin at 11 a.m. with the 500 freestyle relay. Finals will begin at 6 p.m.

For updates, times and meet results, visit the 2012 Swimming and Diving Championship Central page on www.sunbeltsports.org. Updates will also be available from the Sun Belt Conference on Twitter: @The_Sun_Belt.

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