Arkansas Women Down Kansas 181-112 In Two-Day Dual

Arkansas vs Kansas (Women) + North Texas Diving

  • January 20-21, 2023
  • Fayetteville, Ark.
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results
  • Team Score: Arkansas 181, Kansas 112
  • North Texas divers also competed
  • Diving Results

Courtesy: Arkansas Athletics

Day 1 Recap

Fayetteville, Ark. – Arkansas Swimming and Diving collectively put up 13 personal-best times and broke two pool records at Friday’s meet against Kansas. Razorback diver Malea Martinez led the way with a personal-best in the one-meter and three-meter event while swimmers Bella Cothern, Andrea Sansores, Alessia Ferraguti, and Kobie Melton broke the school record in the 200 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay, respectively.

Head Coach Neil Harper: “Today was a great way to get our senior recognition weekend started. I have to say that our freshmen stepped up with wins from Sydney (1650 Free), Maddy (200 Free), Delaney (200 Fly), Malea (1m and 3m Diving), and Betsy (100 Free). It was fun for all of us to watch. Two pool records in the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay were very exciting, and Luciana’s great win in the 400 IM in a probable NCAA qualifying time. We are now set up with many confident performances going into our senior meet tomorrow versus Kansas.”

Diving Coach Abel Sanchez: “Today was a fantastic day, I was proud of our divers. Malea killed it, and all the ladies did really well. They have been training hard and we are getting ready for SEC’s. They are right where they need to be and hats off to all our divers. Tomorrow’s going to be a great day.”

Hog Highlights

  • Freshman Malea Martinez had a personal-best in the three-meter dive event with a score of 306.50.
  • Freshman Malea Martinez posted a personal-best in the one-meter dive event with a 279.60.
  • Sophomore Rebecca Simpson had a personal-best in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:59.83.
  • Bella Cothern, Andrea Sansores, Alessia Ferraguti, and Kobie Melton broke the 200 freestyle relay pool record time with a 1:29.50.
  • Bella Cothern, Andrea Sansores, Alessia Ferraguti, and Kobie Melton swam a new pool record in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:37.40.

Up Next

Arkansas wraps up their last home meet against Kansas tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. in the Arkansas Natatorium.

Day 2 Recap

Fayetteville, Ark. – Arkansas Swimming and Diving finished their final home meet of the season with 14 event wins on Saturday afternoon to top visiting Kansas 181-112. Razorback swimmers Kobie Melton, Vanessa Herrmann, Luciana Thomas, Alessia Ferraguti, and Andrea Sansores closed out the afternoon with two wins each while diver Grace Walker qualified for NCAA Zones with her score of 260.70 in platform dive.

Head Coach Neil Harper: “What a great day for our six seniors. They all competed with confidence and led the team with wins individually and on relays. We are thankful for their contributions to our program from those that have been here one and two short years, those that have been here four, and our super seniors that have been great Razorbacks for five years. We know we will miss them next year but are excited for what they will do at the SEC and NCAA Championships in the next couple of months.”

Diving Coach Abel Sanchez: “The ladies did a great job. We had two qualify for NCAA Zones, and even though this was an exhibition event, it was a prelude to our SEC Championships, NCAA Zones, and NCAA Championships. They are working hard and I’m proud of them.”

Hog Highlights

  • Junior Grace Walker qualified for NCAA Zones with her platform dive score of 260.70.
  • Grad student Alessia Ferraguti won the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:03.64.
  • Bella Cothern, Andrea Sansores, Alessia Ferraguti, and Kobie Melton won the 400-freestyle relay with a time of 3:22.97.
  • Junior Bella Cothern swam a 23.49 to win the 50 freestyle.

Up Next

Arkansas will travel to face Vanderbilt on Saturday, Jan. 28 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Courtesy: Kansas Athletics

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Kansas fell to Arkansas by a score of 181-112 on Saturday at Arkansas Natatorium. The swimmers competed in 14 events while the divers competed in the platform dive.

The first event of the day was the 200 medley relay. Freshmen Molly Robinson and Lydia Lafferty, sophomore Lezli Sisung and senior Keyla Brown led the way for the Jayhawks, placing third with a time of 1:43.06. Next, sophomore Addi Barnes raced to a time of 10:32.60 in the 1,000 freestyle, finishing third.

In the 200 freestyle, junior Claudia Dougan placed third with a time of 1:52.88. Sisung swam to a second-place finish with a time of 56.10. The Jayhawks didn’t place again until the 50 freestyle event, with seniors Autumn Looney and Brown taking second and third place with times of 24.16 and 24.22. Dougan finished in third place for a second time, racing to a time of 51.62 in the 100 free.

In the 200 breaststroke, sophomore Brigid Gwidt placed second with a time of 2:20.42 and Robinson raced to a time of 2:21.26, placing third. The Jayhawks took second and third in the 500 freestyle, with Barnes racing to a time of 5:05.71 and a second place finish. Freshman Hailey Farrell placed third with a time of 5:08.01.

“I thought today had a little bit of a different feel to it because it was a morning meet instead of an evening meet. We have to get used to that for conference championships. We are still transitioning to a faster pace work in practice, so it’s going to take a little bit of time for them to see the results. About half of the team saw the results they wanted, but we still have a few weeks before Big 12’s. We will keep sawing wood and getting faster every day.”

Head Coach Clark Campbell

Kansas took second place in the last three events of the meet. Looney placed second in the 100 butterfly with a time of 56.14, followed by Lafferty placing third. In the 200 individual medley, Gwidt placed second and Wehrmann placed third. In the last event of the meet, the relay team of Dougan, Looney, Dewi Blose and Maggie Moore led the way for Kansas, placing second with a time of 3:30.31.

On the diving end, freshman Lize van Leeuwen finished in third, scoring 205.55. Junior Lauren Gryboski followed, placing fourth with a score 194.05. Rounding out the diving results for Kansas were senior Amanda Fingerut placing 11th with a score of 153.65 and freshman Grace Zifcak placing 12th with a score of 152.25.


Kansas will host Iowa State in the Robinson Natatorium on Feb. 3-4 for a dual meet.

Courtesy: Mean Green Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The UNT divers returned to the pool for a dual meet against Arkansas and Kansas on Friday and Saturday which included 1-meter, 3-meter and platform.

Saylor HawkinsBrigid Krbec and Olivia Dollar finished fourth, fifth and seventh, respectively, in the 1-meter with Altaira Wallquist and Makaia Goemans rounding out the top 10.

In the 3-meter springboard, Hawkins captured fourth with Wallquist, Krbec, Dollar and Goemans finishing in sixth, seventh, ninth and 10th, respectively.

On the platform, Krbec set a new personal-best mark of 188.05, finishing in fifth. She was followed by Hawkins, Ferguson, Dollar and Goemans, all finishing inside the top-10.

“The divers had a really successful trip to Arkansas,” diving coach Stephanie O’Callaghan said. “It’s been a busy three weeks of travel and meets and they’ve done a great job of staying focused and progressing. It’s always helpful to push ourselves outside our comfort zone and this environment was perfect for that. Everything we’ve done as a team this year has been focused on helping us learn and prepare for this great, new challenge in the American. We’re excited to finish out at home next week then focus on conference.”

The divers will return home on Jan. 28 against Iowa State at 1 p.m. in Denton.

Fans can follow the swim and dive program throughout the season on Twitter and Instagram @MeanGreenSD.

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