Trio Compete On Day Three At NCAA Championships

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ATLANTA – Three members of the Arkansas swimming and diving team competed Friday at the 2016 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships at Georgia Tech’s McAuley Aquatic Center.

Seniors Maddie Monroe and Anna Mayfield led off the third day of competition for the Razorbacks, placing 41st (1:46.80) and 51st (1:47.52) respectively in the 200-yard freestyle preliminaries.

Sophomore diver Nicole Gillis closed out her first career NCAA Championships appearance on the 3m springboard. The Johannesburg, South Africa, native posted a six-dive total of 293.10 for a 25th-place finish.

“It was another solid day for Nicole,” Arkansas diving coach Jeff DiNicola said. “She has a bright future and great potential for growth. This week was a huge building block for her confidence going into next year and future NCAA competitions. Now we’re focused on her Olympic trials coming up in a few weeks in South Africa.”

The Razorbacks return to action tomorrow for the final day of competition. Mayfield will compete in the 200-yard backstroke and Monroe will take the pool in the 100-yard freestyle. The quartet of Mayfield, Monroe, senior Nina Drolc and junior Natalie Burnett close out competition at the national meet in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Prelims begin at 9 a.m., and finals are set for 5 p.m.

Complete coverage of the final day will be streamed through Additionally, will stream finals sessions, and ESPNU will air a two-hour show at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 29.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (All times listed are in the Central Time Zone):

Prelims – 9 a.m.
Platform diving trials – 11:15 a.m.
15 minutes following trials, platform consolation finals will occur
Freestyle early heats begin – 2:45 to 3:50 p.m.
Free last heat of timed finals – 3:50 p.m.
Finals – 5 p.m.
200 Back consolation
200 Back Final
100 Free Consolation
100 Free Final
200 Breast Consolation
200 Breast Final
200 Butterfly Consolation
200 Fly Final
Platform Diving Finals
400 Free Relay Consolation
400 Free Relay Final