@RazorbackSD Clocks Career Bests in Day One of Invite
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Four Razorback swimmers clocked personal best times as Arkansas closed the first day at the Virginia Tech Invitational in the Christiansburg Aquatic Center on Saturday evening.
Freshman Anya Quedens was the first to collect a personal best, logging a time of 1:55.31 in the 200 free prelims. Quedens and fellow Razorback teammate Megan Strickland earned spots in the 200 free finals where Strickland took 12th and Quedens took 15th in the B flight.
Junior Erica McGovern earned a spot in the 200 breast finals where she clocked a time of 2:24.19, good for eighth place. Sophomore Katie Kearbey took 11th in the B final, registering a time of 2:25.29.
Junior Erin Beu then registered an 11th place finish in the 100 back finals for a career-best time of 1:01.98. Sophomore Sarah Easterling snagged sixth place in the A final of the 100 back (56.61) while freshman Courtney Nall touched the wall first in the B final for ninth place and a career-best time of 58.86.
In the 500 free, junior Jordan Kimmey recorded a personal best with a time of 5:05.28, while Easterling grabbed the highest place of the evening with the No. 4 spot in the 200 IM finals (2:07.41).
Strickland and Quedens then closed the first day for the Razorbacks in the 50 free B final where the duo snagged 12th (24.36) and 14th (24.45), respectively.
Arkansas will continue competition in the second and final day of the Virginia Tech Invite on Sunday, starting 100 butterfly at 10 a.m. EST.
200 Free Prelims: 22nd – Anya Quedens (1:55.31!), 26th – Megan Strickland (1:56.89), 27th – Jordan Kimmey (1:57.06)
200 Free Finals: 12th – Megan Strickland (1:55.37), 15th – Anya Quedens (1:55.77)
200 Breast Prelims: 10th– Erika McGovern (2:23.23), 12th – Katie Kearbey (2:24.91), 14th – Courtney Nall (2:26.07!)
200 Breast Finals: 8th – Erika McGovern (2:24.19), 11th – Katie Kearbey (2:25.29)
100 Back Prelims: 7th– Sarah Easterling (526.80), 12th – Courtney Nall (1:01.07), 13th – Erin Beu (1:02.13)
100 Back Finals: 6th – Sarah Easterling (56.61), 9th – Courtney Nall (58.86!), 11th – Erin Beu (1:01.98!)
500 Free Prelims: 15th – Jordan Kimmey (5:08.69)
500 Free Finals: 11th – Jordan Kimmey (5:05.28!)
200 IM Prelims: 5th – Sarah Easterling (2:07.25), 12th – Katie Kearbey (2:13.36), 13th – Erika McGovern (2:14.68)
200 IM Finals: 4th – Sarah Easterling (2:07.41), 11th – Erika McGovern (2:15.46)
50 Free Prelims: 14th – Anya Quedens (24.43), 15th – Courtney Nall (24.46), 17th – Megan Strickland (24.58), 23rd – Erika McGovern (25.20), 25th – Erin Beu (25.77)
50 Free Finals: 12th– Megan Strickland (24.36), 14th – Anya Quedens (24.45)
! – Lifetime-best
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