Trojans shine in swim meet
Behind junior Kara Raney and the freshmen duo of Natalie Swindle and Megan Scott, the UALR swim team opened up its 2012-2013 campaign with two successful meets against North Texas and Tulane University.
Raney, a native of Kingwood, Texas, placed first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.77 against North Texas. The following day, Raney was at it again as she tied for first place in the 50 free with a time of 24.51 against Tulane.
Swindle was just as good as she opened up her career as a Trojan with a first place finish in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:14:13. Swindle also tacked on a second place finish in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:59.01.
The freshman class shined again as Scott recorded two third place finishes in the one-meter and three-meter dives against North Texas. On the following day, Scott won the three-meter dive for her first career win as a Trojan.
Another bright spot for the Trojans during its two swim meets included a second place finish of the 400 freestyle relay. Raney, along with seniors Amber Kelly and Rebecca McEachern, and freshman Valeriya Teplva, recorded a time of 3:53.66 in the relay.