Anna Hopkin Sets Arkansas Pool Marks in 50, 100 Free in Tri-Meet

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Anna Hopkin Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

Competing in their last meet at the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building, the three members of the senior class took home a total of eight podium finishes, including to two pool records by Anna Hopkin.

Hopkin did not disappoint, posting two new pool records in the 50 free (21.58) and shortly after in the 100 free (47.40). The senior has had a stellar career as a Razorback, breaking four individual school records a total of 15 times along with being a part of three school record relays that have been broken seven times.

Fellow seniors Carly Holland (200 fly) and Sarah Dalton Chambliss (100 fly) also took home individual titles. The three seniors finished off the day by sweeping the final relay of the meet together.

It was a great day on the diving side of things as Estilla Mosena had a NCAA zone qualifying score for both her 1-meter and 3-meter, alongside freshman Josephine Matalone, who tallied up a score of 288 on her 3-meter to also post a NCAA zone qualifying score.

“It was a great day for all three of our seniors,” Arkansas head coach Neil Harper said. “They all stepped up, performed well and made some lasting memories on a great senior day! It was very fitting that Anna, Dalton and Carly were on the final winning relay together to finish the meet in style. Anna was amazing in the 50 and 100 today. She broke the pool records which are all from previous SEC and NCAA Championships. The team has been practicing well and we are all focused on our final three meets heading into the SEC Championships.”

Drury Press Release

The Drury men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams won 20 events at the Arkansas Tri meet on Saturday.  Both Tori Sopp and Oleksil Khnykin won three events to pace the Panthers in their impressive showing vs. Arkansas and Oklahoma Baptist.

Khnykin led the way by posting three victories for the Panthers, winning the 50 Free (21.29), 100 Free (46.48), and the100 Fly (50.47).  Andrea Bergoglio and Andrew Rodriguez both won multiple events, Bergoglio in the 100 Breast (56.05) and 200 Breast (2:07.77) and Rodriguez in the 200 Fly (1:52.08) and 200 IM (1:51.51).

Other first place finishers for the Panthers were: Nathan Bighetti 100 Back (50.30), Alex Flores 200 Free (1:45.18), Lucas Lima 1000 Free (9:35.34), Pavel Semochkin 2000 Back (1:51.45), and Ean Vandergraaf 500 Free (4:40.95).

Earl Cole, a freshman diver from Springfield Glendale, took home wins in both boards, winning the one meter (278.35) and the three meter (339.95). The Drury men also claimed wins in the 200 Medley Relay (1:29.94) and the 400 Free Relay (3:05.48).

Sopp, a sophomore from Wallasey, England, won three events, claiming the 200 Fly, 2:09.36), 100 Fly (56.92), and the 200 IM (2:06.16).

Drury had a pair of swimmers that claimed runner-up finishes, those were Laura Pareja in the 100 back (57.00) and Katarzyna Rogowska in 50 Free (23.84). Drury also took home a second place finish in 200 Medley Relay (1:46.05).

— The above press release was posted by Swimming World in conjunction with Arkansas Swimming and Drury Swimming. For press releases and advertising inquiries please contact Advertising@SwimmingWorld.com.

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