Razorbacks facing Kentucky, Missouri, NC State at quad meet

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Arkansas heads to Lexington, Kentucky, for a quad meet where they will face No. 14 Kentucky, No.9 Missouri and No. 7 NC State.

A look at the Razorbacks

The Hogs are coming off a one-week break after falling to No. 6 Auburn 195.5-101.5. Anna Hopkin had a spectacular meet winning all three of her events, breaking the 50 free pool record and making the NCAA B cut in the 50 and 100 free races.

A look at the Wildcats

The No. 14 Wildcats lost to No. 8 Texas 172-127 in its most recent meet and moved to 4-1 overall. Kentucky had outstanding performances from sophomore Kyndal Knight who outperformed the women’s 3-meter springboard field for the third straight time this season finishing in first place with 343.95 points.

A look at the Wolfpack

Swimming at home at the Casey Aquatic Center last week, the No. 7 Wolfpack outscored South Carolina 197-100 in their first dual meet of the season. Sophomore Kylee Alons won all three of her events qualifying for the NCAA B cuts for two events and led the Wolfpack women in scoring.

A look at the Tigers

The No. 9 Mizzou swimming and diving team faced Missouri State Nov. 2 winning 160-73. The Tigers set three pool records in the sweep over the Bears with freshman Meredith Rees and sophomores Allison Bloebaum and Megan Keil all making their marks.

Season notes

Auburn Meet: The Razorbacks were led by senior Anna Hopkin and Sophomore Peyton Palsha, last year’s top two swimmers for Arkansas.

Palsha took two top three finishes in both distance events. In the 1,000 free, the sophomore finished third with a time of 10:06.91. Palsha also finished in second place in the 500 free with a time of 4:57.06.

Hopkin registered three victories, sweeping the 50 free (22.28), 100 free (48.96) and 100 fly (55.06).

Stanford Meet: Anna Hopkin was the highlight of the meet taking first in both the 50 (22.21) and 100 (49.08) freestyle, while achieving the fastest split time in the country in the 200 medley.

The Razorbacks ended the dual meet with 11 podium finishes and look to continue improving.

Hogs open season with a W: No. 19 Arkansas opened the season with a sweep against Little Rock 161-121 at the HPER Natatorium.

The Razorbacks won all 16 events and had 32 podium finishes, with amazing contribution from every member of the squad.

Red vs. White Meet: The Razorbacks made their mark during the Red vs. White meet. Rookie diver Josephine Matalone and veteran swimmers Anna Hopkin and Lexi Ljunggren set the bar high for the season with impressive performances.