Arkansas Picks Up Road Win Over Vanderbilt
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas swimming and diving team used nine consecutive event wins Saturday to defeat the Vanderbilt Commodores in Nashville 133-67 to claim its second win in two days.
Arkansas (6-2, 2-1) remains undefeated all-time against the Commodores, holding a 10-0 advantage over Vanderbilt.
“We had a strong day on the road,” said head coach Neil Harper. “Our ladies performed very well and I am particularly proud of how they reacted to less than 24 hours after our home victory yesterday against Nebraska. We have challenged them with some different and difficult training. We are excited to see how they perform in two week in College Station.”
Arkansas opened the meet winning each of the first nine events, holding a 133-36 lead. The Razorbacks exhibitioned the final two events of the contest, but finished first in each of those, as well.
During Arkansas’ two wins during the weekend, the Razorbacks combined for 19 total event wins, as seniors Jessie Garrison and Olivia Weekley led the team with four apiece.
Garrison took home two wins Saturday, touching first in the 200 free (1:51.77) and 200 fly (2:01.81). Garrison was just one of four Razorbacks who recorded multiple individual victories against Vanderbilt as Weekley, senior Chloe Hannam and sophomore Ayumi Macias all won two races each.
Weekley won the 50 free in a time of 23.80 and the 100 free in 51.71. Hannam’s wins came in the 200 IM (2:05.05) and the 200 back (1:58.62). Macias claimed the distance events, as she touched first in the 1650 free in 17:01.06 and in the 500 free in 4:59.14.
Arkansas has recorded 39 individual wins this season. Of the 39 first-place finishes so far this season, 34 are split between the freshman and senior classes, as each freshmen account for 13 and seniors have 21.
Arkansas will return to action in two weeks, as the Razorbacks travel to College Station, Texas, for one of the premier invites in the country, competing in the annual Art Adamson Invitational from Nov. 16-18.
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