Red Wave beats OBU

Henderson State opened the 2013-14 swimming season in winning fashion as Red Wave and Lady Red Wave beat Ouachita Baptist, Friday at the Duke Wells Center in Arkadelphia, Ark.

The Red Wave easily cruised to a 151-89 victory while the Lady Red Wave swam past the Lady Tiger Sharks 117-95.

Guy Bols led the Red Wave with wins in the 200 yard individual medley and the 100 backstroke. Bols recorded a time of 1:56.74 in the 200 IM and a mark of 52.27 in the 100 backstroke.

Also having first-place finishes were Brandon Curley in the 100 butterfly (52.34), Aaron Villemez in the 100 freestyle (48.60), Colton Laramore in the 500 freestyle (4:46.72), and Bence Greifenstein in the 100 breaststroke (58.75).

Adam Zmijewski took first place in both the 1 meter diving (213 points) and the 3 meter event (205.5), while Dalton Walthall was runner up in both events having a score of 142.6 in the 1 meter dive and 149.05 in the 3-meter.

The 200 freestyle relay team of Denver Dawson, Curley, Paul Bayliss and Villemez capped off the meet with a victory, touching the wall in a time of 1:27.39.

Lauren Sutton led the Lady Red Wave winning two events. Sutton began with a victory in the 200 freestyle posting a time of 1:59.23 then returned later in the meet to win the 100 freestyle in a time of 53.49.

Jeanne Miller took first-place in the 100 butterfly in a time of 58.91, while Melissa Ralston won the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:09.20.

Miller also took second-place in the 1000 freestyle (10:51.53) and the 200 individual medley (2:14.20).

Jessica Jones scored nine points by finishing first in the 1 meter diving with a score of 120.70.

The 200 medley relay team of Mary Allison Andrews, Melissa Ralston, Erin Beu and Sutton opened the meet with a victory as the quartet swam the event in a time of 1:51.31.

Two records fall for UALR at meet

NEW ORLEANS – Freshman Erin Trumbach broke the school records in both the 100 and 200 breastroke while UALR claimed three event wins overall as the Trojans fell to Tulane 172-111 Saturday morning in New Orleans.

Trumbach’s first record came in the 100 breastroke, finishing second with a time of 1:08.06. She eclipsed the two-season old record of Audra Stalzer (1:08.67). Trumbach was not finished as just a short time later, she smashed the nine-year old record held by Merritt Lander in the 200 breastroke by more than a second. Trumbach touched the wall in 2:26.32 to finish second.

Individual wins came from senior Kara Raney in the 100 backstroke and sophomore Valeriya Teplovain the 100 freestyle. Raney just out-touched Elizabeth Cook from Tulane by 0.02 to win the event, finishing with a time of 59.36.

Teplova won the 100 freestyle by more than a second, clocking in at 53.73.

UALR also claimed top honors in the 200 yard freestyle relay. Raney, Teplova and Trumbach teamed up with freshman Courtney Coe to finish in a time of 1:39.57. The quartet of Raney, Teplova, Trumbach and Coe also finished second in the 200 yard medley relay with a time of 1:48.79.

Three Trojans took second in their respective events. Teplova finished second in the 200 yard free with a time of1:57.00 while Coe touched the wall in 58.62 in the 100 butterfly to take second. SophomoreNatalie Swindle was second in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:09.92.

Raney finished third in the 50 free with a time of 24.79. Freshman Jinson Kang took fourth in the 400 IM with a time of 4:40.44, less than a second off of the 25-year old school record.

In diving, sophomore Megan Scott took second with a total of 241.20 in the 1-meter springboard event. Earlier in the meet, Scott took third on the 3-meter springboard with a total of 201.75.

UALR swimming and diving returns to action in two weeks at the Hendrix Classic and Relays in Conway.


Suns finish eighth at Jackling Jocks

ROLLA, Mo. — The Arkansas Tech Golden Suns cross country team returned home with an eighth place finish at the Jackling Jocks Invitational in Rolla, Missouri on Saturday. Laura O’Dowd finished 17th in a field of 77 runners at the 5K course with a time of 19:20.

The Golden Suns ran a team time of 1:45:32 and finished with 210 points. Southwest Baptist won the race with 20 points and their own Ashley Wolkomir claimed medalist with a time of 18:07.

Other runners for Tech included Kaitlin Bounds who finished 45th a time of 20:30, Meagan Duncan who ran a 20:47 to finish 51st, Cheryl Fleming who came in 67th with a 21:49, Emily Stout with a 23:03 to finish 72nd, and Jasmine Urioste who finished 73rd with a time of 23:08.

The Golden Suns will return to action on Saturday, October 19th at the UALR Invitational in Little Rock, Arkansas.