FAYETTEVILLE — The second day of the Art Adamson invitational concluded as the Arkansas swimming and diving sent 16 athletes to Friday’s finals.
“It was another good day qualifying for lots of finals, giving us more opportunities to perform,” said coach Neil Harper. “There were numerous lifetime-bests and now we need to finish strong tomorrow. It was another great performance by Brooke and Nicole on the 1m. We have to stay strong as a team, as the challenge of the third day will test the ability and growth of our team.”
The day began with the 400 individual medley prelims. Arkansas saw four advance to the evening finals, as senior Jessie Garrison qualified for the B-final, clocking a season-best 4:14.76. Senior Chloe Hannam (4:17.38), freshman Peyton Palsha (4:17.93) and sophomore Ayumi Macias (4:18.84) all qualified for the C-final.
In the B-final of the 400 IM, Garrison swam a 4:20.12 to finish eighth. In the C-final, Hannam (4:12.82 – season best) and Palsha (4:15.61 – personal best) finished first and second, respectively. Macias would finish seventh in 4:22.33.
In the next event, senior Olivia Weekley swam a lifetime-best 53.01 in the 100 butterfly prelims to finish fifth overall and earn the first trip to an A-final for Arkansas at the invite. Junior Marlena Pigliacampi swam a season-best 54.91 in the prelim to qualify for the C-final.
In the A-final of the 100 fly, Weekley touched sixth in 53.29. Pigliacampi touched in a fifth in 54.95 in the C-final, while Weiss advanced to the D-final, touching in 55.48.
In the 200 free prelims, freshman Ayumi Macias touched in a season-best 1:48.93 to earn a trip to the C-final, along with freshman Kenedy Thaman (1:49.11 – personal best) and junior Annah Carney (1:49.53 – season best). Senior Chelsea Tatlow (1:49.95 – season best) qualified for the D-final.
In the C-final, Thaman would touch fifth in 1:50.00, while Macias and Carney would touch in seventh and eighth in times of 1:51.09 and 1:51.44, respectively.
Three Razorbacks moved on to the 100 breaststroke finals, as junior Sydney Angell led the way with a 1:02.28 to earn a spot in the B-final. Junior Madison Strathman finished in a season-best 1:03.17 to claim a spot in the C-final. Senior Madison Edwards swam a season-best 1:04.89 to get into the D-final.
Angell would touch in a season-best 1:02.04 in the B-final to finish fifth. In the C-final Strathman raced to a seventh-place finish, swimming a 1:03.28. Edwards swam a 1:05.01 in the D-final to finish seventh as well.
Hannam and Angell each earned their second final’s appearance on the day in the 100 back, as Hannam swam a lifetime-best 55.46 to earn a trip to the D-final, while Angell (55.85 – season best) also swam her way to the D-final.
Angell and Umberger would finish second and fifth in the final with times of 55.51 and 56.16.
For the second day in the row, Arkansas went 1-2 on the boards, as freshman Brooke Schultz won the 1m finals with a score of 328.15. Schultz outscored the field by 29.85, as senior Nicole Gillis finished second in the finals with a score of 298.30.
In the prelims, Schultz led the way with a score of 350.60, while Gillis scored third with 290.60.
Saturday’s action begins 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.
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