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MSU Women's Swimming & Diving Falls to No. 15 Arkansas, 203.5-88.5
 
Sophomore Dora Kiss set a Hammons Student Center Pool record in the 200-yard butterfly Saturday.
 
Sophomore Dora Kiss set a Hammons Student Center Pool record in the 200-yard butterfly Saturday.
 

Nov. 9, 2013

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SPRINGFIELD - No. 15 Arkansas defeated the Missouri State women's swimming & diving team, 203.5-88.5, in a non-conference dual meet at Hammons Student Center Pool Saturday.

With the win, the Razorbacks improve to 4-0 in dual meets this season. The loss drops the Bears to 3-2 on the year.

Sophomore Dora Kiss led the Bears on the day, breaking a pool record in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:03.78. Roni Balzam set the previous mark of 2:04.59 on Nov. 10, 2011 against Missouri.

Kiss also posted a second-place finish in the 400 IM in 4:31.23, the best time in the Missouri Valley Conference in the event this season.

Senior Renata Sander finished in a dead heat in the 100 breaststroke with Arkansas' Susanna White in 1:04.79 to share first-place points. Sander also took second in the 200 breast, touching in 2:22.22.

Other top-three finishes came from the 200-medley relay squad of Megan Holthoff, Sander, Balzam and Shannon Myer in second in 1:48.20, Emily Chesser (200 backstroke, 59.88, third), Anna Bump (50 freestyle, 24.79, third). Bump was also third in the 100 free in 54.16, while Brianna Horozewski finished the 200 back in second in 2:08.23. Ibby Simcox and Chesser earned second- and third-place points in the 100 fly with times of 59.07 and 1:00.36, respectively.

Seniors Janke Engelbrecht, Hannah Molden and Sander and freshman Shawna Elsey finished strong with a 200-free relay time of 1:40.64 to take third in the event.

Missouri State is off until both men's and women's teams travel to Evanston, Ill., to compete in the TYR Invitational at Northwestern Nov. 22-24.


 

 

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