Gregory sets school record in 200 butterfly

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Junior Emily Gregory set the University of Arkansas swimming school record in the 200 butterfly at the American Short Course Championships in Austin, Texas on Saturday.

Gregory swam the 200 fly in 2:02.88 breaking her own school record of 2:03.50 set in 2005. Gregory finished sixth in the preliminaries of the event and just missed an NCAA qualifying time by three-tenths of a second.

“I’m really proud of Emily,” said assistant swimming coach Todd Mann. “She swam well and each swimmer got better as the meet went on.”

Freshman Allison Chinn set a career-best time of 56.05 in the 100 freestyle. Sophomore Summer Jackson and junior Tifanie Silver touched in with times of 53.20 and 53.73, respectively.

In the 200 backstroke Silver earned a personal-best time of 2:10.32.

Junior Katie McGraw turned in a season-best 2:25.22 in the 200 breaststroke finishing 12th while sophomore Elizabeth Engs finished eighth with a 2:22.88.

Sophomore Emily Fletcher finished the 200 fly in 2:13.58 and Chinn touched in 2:15.46.

Arkansas diving competes in the NCAA Zone Diving Meet March 1-3 in Austin, Texas.

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