- UALR picked up three individual records and set a new record in the 400
medley relay, as the Trojans sit in sixth place after three days at the Sun Belt
Championships with 140 points. Day three saw UALR set new school marks in the 100
backstroke, 100 breaststroke and 100 butterfly.
Denver currently leads all teams (571.5) through three days, followed by WKU (491.5), North Texas (483), FIU (335), Florida Atlantic
(289) and UALR.
First, sophomore Kara
Raney broke her own school record in the 100 back during the prelims to
start the day. Raney touched in at 57.47 in the prelims, breaking her old mark
of 58.03, before placing 12th in the finals in a time of 57.61.
Senior Jenna Rutecki placed 15th
in the same event, touching in at 58.85.
Stalzer broke an eight-year-old record in the breaststroke during Friday's
time trials. Stalzer finished in 1:08.67 to top Merritt Landerr's record of
1:08.81 set in 2004.
Kelly broke her own mark in the 100 butterfly in the finals on Friday.
Kelly touched in at 55.57 to top her mark of 56.55 set one year ago.
The Trojans broke a fourth record in the final event of
the night. Raney, Stalzer, Kelly and freshman Lexie Keller set a new mark in the 400 medley relay by finishing in
3:52.75. The time broke last year's mark of 3:56.2.
Tomorrow's preliminary action will begin at 11 a.m. with the 200
backstroke. Finals will begin at 6 p.m.
For updates, times, and meet results, visit the 2012 Swimming
& Diving Championship Central page on www.sunbeltsports.org.
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