Swank Leads Kansas Swimming Past No. 22 LSU in Tri-Dual
Jan. 6, 2011
Sophomore Rebecca Swank placed first in two events to lead the University of Kansas swimming and diving team to victory against no. 22 Louisiana State University (124-92), American University (159-48) and Florida International University (151-67) at Bay Vista Aquatics Complex on Thursday. Kansas is now 5-4 in dual competition.
“Today was a big win for our program,” Kansas head coach Clark Campbell said. “Everyone contributed and it was a good way to conclude our time in Florida.”
Swank, a sophomore from Wichita, Kan., won both the 500-yard freestyle (4:58.36) and the 1000-yard freestyle (10:12.06). Senior Iuliia Kuzhil took first in the 100-yard backstroke (57.56) and swam the first leg of the 200-yard medley relay team that won with a time of 1:45.31. Other Kansas winners included junior Shannon Garlie, who won the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.74), and Monica Johannessen, who placed first in the 100-yard freestyle (52.18).
On the diving side, sophomore Taylor Ilten took second in the one-meter dive with a score of 222.37.
KU returns to action Saturday when the Jayhawks travel to Nashville, Tenn., to take on Vanderbilt at 1 p.m. Please check back with kuathletics.com for complete results from the dual.