One School Record Falls as UALR Finishes Day One at SBC Championships

Courtesy University of Arkansas at Little Rock Athletics Department

ROCKWALL, Texas – It won’t be easy for UALR Swimming and Diving to top the success of 12 school records falling at last season’s Sun Belt Championships, but the Trojans are well on their way this season.

UALR set the standard in the 800 free relay as the Trojans sit in fifth with 56 points after day one of the SBC Swimming and Diving Championships at the ISD Aquatic Center in Rockwall, Texas. Western Kentucky leads the after two events with 72 points. 

“Tonight’s relays were not our strongest events but the 800 freestyle relay hopefully set the trend on what we are looking for this weekend from the team,” head coach Amy Burgess said.

The team of senior Amber Kelly, junior Holly Myers and freshmen Natalie Swindle and Valeriya Teplova took fifth with a time of 7:40.10, more than a second faster than the season-old program best.

It the other event of the evening, UALR turned in a season best time in the 200 medley relay. The quartet of senior Rebecca McEachern, junior Kara Raney, sophomore Meghan Petersen and Swindle touched the wall in 1:49.06 to finish fifth.

“The team is looking great and we are excited to see what they can do individually in these coming days,” Burgess added.

UALR returns to action tomorrow morning at the SBC Championships. The first event of the day is set to begin at 11 a.m.

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