The Arkansas swimming team continues ifs run at the Southeastern Conference Championships, and for the third day in a row, a school record fell.

For the second night in a row, junior Susanna White was the one setting the school record at the SEC Championships held at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga.

Four swimmers also brought in personal-best marks and Razorbacks scored points in all events.

White won the B Final of the 100-yard butterfly with an NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 52.90, which was 0.32 seconds faster than the school record time she set in the event last season.

“It’s always a highlight when we break a team record and do things that we’ve never done before,” head coach Sean Schimmel said.  “For (White) to come back tonight and do something she’s never done before and take down her own team record, that was outstanding.”

Sophomore Maddie Monroe and junior Lauren Jordan also had strong performances in the 200 freestyle.

Monroe swam a personal-best time of 1:46.92 in the C Final, the third-fastest time in Arkansas history.

Jordan finished with a personal-best 1:46.96, the fourth-fastest time in program history.

Senior Julia Kucherich finished the swimming events for the day with a season-best, NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 4:15.70 in the C Final for the 400 individual medley.

On the diving side, sophomore Shelby Bartlett led the Razorbacks with a personal-best score of 301.50 in three-meter diving. Bartlett, senior Kesha Naylor and sophomore Hannah Bortnick each put points on the board for the Razorbacks with their performances of the three-meter springboard.

“We had one diving event with three divers and all of them put points on the board for us,” Schimmel said. “That’s the first time for Hannah and Shelby scoring points at the SEC Championships. Shelby doing her lifetime best at the SEC Championships, that’s the time to do it. When the lights come on, that’s your time to shine and she did it. That was just awesome today from them.”

 

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