Hogs Sweep Rice, SMU


DALLAS– In its final road contest of the regular season, the Arkansas swimming and diving program earned wins over SMU and Rice in a double-dual hosted by the Mustangs. The Hogs posted a 171-124 win over SMU and a 163-124 win over Rice.

In the 16 events of the meet, the Razorbacks won seven and earned 18 podium finishes. Junior Anna Hopkin led the team with three first-place finishes, while sophomores Peyton Palsha and Maha Amer recorded two.

Arkansas opened the meet strong, with Molly Moore, Sydney Angell, Kobie Melton, and Hopkin winning the 200 yard medley relay. The team continued to pull ahead of the Owls and Mustangs, with Amer sweeping the springboard events and Melton posting two second-place finishes.

“I thought we all competed well today,” head coach Neil Harper said. “We all looked a little tired from our training tips and travel to Dallas, yet we kept a positive outlook and commitment to each other. The team depth and quality earned us two victories today and it’s a promising start to the second half of our season. We’re less than five weeks away from the SEC Championship, so our focus and technique in the pool and on the boards continue to take priority.”

The Hogs will return to the pool next week to host No. 25 Houston in the first of two final meets in the regular season.