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Trojans shine in swim meet

Submitted by Greg Garcia on October 3, 2012 – 7:17 pmNo Comment

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.


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