Butler, Kockaya, 200 relay team highlights Lady Hornets’ effort

Photos courtesy of Olaf Hoerschelmann

Leela Hoerschelmann

Leela Hoerschelmann

CONWAY — Jessica Butler and Lara Kockaya each won individual events then combined with Kayla Vaughan and Taylor Wilson in a winning effort in the 200-yard freestyle relay as the Bryant Lady Hornets piled up 573 points to finish second to host Conway at a six-team swimming and diving meet on Tuesday. Conway amassed 645 points in a meet that also included Jonesboro, Vilonia, Russellville, Morrilton Sacred Heart and Scranton.

Jamie Hammers

Jamie Hammers

Kockaya won the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 28.17, beating out teammate Kayla Vaughan (29.06). Bryant’s Kalina Weaver was fifth (31.33) and Hailey Addison was sixth (31.37).

Butler’s 2:10.24 won the 200 free, edging Conway’s Sarah Meek at 2:16.70. Leela Hoerschelmann of Bryant was sixth in 2:33.61 with Erin Vaughn seventh (2:39.07) and Addison eighth (2:44.79).

In the 200 relay, Bryant’s quartet turned in a 1:53.11 with Conway second in 1:58.34. A second Bryant team finished fourth with Hannah Tennison, Jamie Hammers, Helen Woodham and Erin Vaughn combining on a 7:05.79.

Taylor Wilson

Taylor Wilson

Hoerschelmann turned in a second-place performance in the 100-yard backstroke, touching out at 1:17.13. Conway’s Adrienne Robinson dominated the event with a 1:08.66. For Bryant, Ellie Hooten (1:25.66) was eighth and Jaden Heath (1:34.61) was ninth.

Butler and Kockaya finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 100-yard breaststroke. Butler’s time was 1:18.46. Kockaya’s was 1:19.09. Weaver took sixth in 1:26.03 and Elizabeth Milam was ninth in 1:35.71.

In the 200-medley relay, Bryant’s quartet of Hoerschelmann, Kockaya, Butler and Taylor Wilson combined on a 2:09.48 to take third. Meanwhile, Kayla Vaughan, Hooten, Addison and Erin Vaughn turned in a 4:42.18 to finish fourth in the 400 relay. Hoerschelmann, Helen Woodham, Milam and Taylor Vaughn teamed up on a 5:12.51 to place fifth.

In the one-meter dive, Sara Weber picked up third-place points with a score of 81.05. Paris Works was fourth at 79.05.

Kayla Vaughan, left, and Lara Kockaya

Kayla Vaughan, left, and Lara Kockaya

Wilson turned in fourth-place finishes in two events. Her 2:44.80 in the 200 individual medley was fourth with Hammers eighth in 2:54.67 and Taylor Vaughn 11th in 3:23.92. In the 500 free, Wilson clocked in at 6:18.87 for fourth with Tennison sixth (6:37.13) and Woodham eighth (7:05.79).

Four Bryant swimmers scored in the 100 free led by Hooten’s 1:09.77, which was good for fifth. Kayla Vaughan was sixth (1:10.38), Taylor Vaughn 10th (1:16.75) and Heath 15th (1:30.88).

Erin Vaughn garnered a fifth-place in the 100 butterfly (1:14.09) with Tennison seventh (1:21.90) and Hammers eighth (1:28.84).

The Lady Hornets return to competition at a meet co-hosted with the Benton team at Bishop Park on Thursday.

Kalina Weaver

Kalina Weaver

11-30freestyle

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