FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas hits the road this weekend to compete in the annual Art Adamson Invitational in College Station, Texas, from Thursday to Saturday.
The prestigious invite will host 10 women’s programs, including three that are ranked in the CSCAA Top 25. Two are in the top three, with No. 1 Stanford and No. 3 Texas A&M. Arizona State, who is ranked 24th, will also be attendance. Other programs joining Arkansas are Boise State, Hawai’i, LSU, SMU, Incarnate Word and Utah. In the latest CSCAA Top 25, Arkansas was receiving four votes, being ranked tied for 28th in the country.
“We are really excited to come to College Station and see how we perform this weekend,” said head coach Neil Harper. “We have been working hard and I am excited to watch these ladies compete against some of the fastest swimmers in the world. This is a great test to compete against Olympic gold medalists and NCAA Champions.”
Arkansas enters the invite with a 6-2 record, including a 2-1 mark in conference action. Last time out, Arkansas picked up its second conference road win of the year, knocking off Vanderbilt 133-67, after opening the meet with nine consecutive victories. The day prior, Arkansas defeated Nebraska at home 154-84, claiming each of the first 11 events of the meet.
Arkansas has recorded 39 individual wins this season. Of the 39 first-place finishes so far this season, 34 are split between the freshman and senior classes, as each freshmen account for 13 and seniors have 21.
The three-day meet will feature swimming prelims beginning at 9:30 a.m. and evening finals at 6 p.m. Diving preliminaries and some finals will occur between the morning and evening swim sessions with one diving final in the evening session.
Thursday, Nov. 16
200 Freestyle Relay
500 Freestyle (Macias, Palsha, Lemon)
200 Individual Medley (Tatlow, Hannam, Garrison, Angell, Umberger, Strathman, Edwards, Porporis)
50 Freestyle (Weekley, Kelly, Thaman, Carney, Michailoff-Russell, Chambliss, Gregson, Lemon, Holland, Strathman)
1-Meter Diving (Gillis, Green, Schultz, Welch)
400 Medley Relay
Friday, Nov. 17
200 Medley Relay
400 Individual Medley (Hannam, Garrison, Macias, Palsha, Umberger, Porporis)
100 Butterfly (Weekley, Garrison, Pigliacampi, Weiss, Chambliss, Hale, Degnan, Torkelson, Roberts, Holland)
200 Freestyle (Macias, Tatlow, Carney, Lemon, Michailoff-Russell, Thaman, Gregson, Kelly, Holland)
100 Breaststroke (Strathman, Edwards, Hale, Angell)
100 Backstroke (Tatlow, Angell, Umberger, Degnan, Hannam, Chambliss, Gregson, Porporis, Holland, Torkelson)
3-Meter Diving (Gillis, Green, Schultz, Welch)
800 Freestyle Relay
Saturday, Nov. 18
Platform (Gillis, Green, Welch)
1650 Freestyle (Macias, Palsha, Lemon)
200 Backstroke (Hannam, Umberger, Degnan, Porporis, Macias, Holland, Torkelson)
100 Freestyle (Weekley, Pigliacampi, Thaman, Chambliss, Kelly, Carney, Michailoff-Russell, Gregson, Lemon, Strathman)
200 Breaststroke (Strathman, Angell, Palsha, Edwards, Hale)
200 Butterfly (Tatlow, Garrison, Weiss, Pigliacampi, Roberts, Degnan)
400 Freestyle Relay