Kansas Swimming Rolls Past Illinois State in Puerto Rico

Jan. 7, 2008

Kansas vs. Illinois State Meet Results

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Five <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas swimmers recorded first-place finishes in the five-event dual meet against IllinoisStateUniversity Monday in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Head coach Clark Campbell and the Jayhawks defeated the Redbirds of the Missouri Valley Conference, 59-33, in the shortened meet that took place in the midst of each team’s winter training trip in San Juan.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

KU recorded one-two-three finishes in both the 50-meter butterfly and 50-meter backstroke events. Leading the way for the `Hawks in the fly was junior Ashley Leidigh (29.67), followed by twins Alyssa Potter and Brittany Potter. On the backstroke front, senior Terri Schramka captured first (31.58), while sophomore Whitney Taylor and senior co-captain Lauren Bonfe rounded out the top three.

Junior co-captain Danielle Herrmann finished first in the 50-meter breaststroke (35.46) and junior Maria Mayrovich was victorious in the 50-meter freestyle (26.60). Finishing the day strong for the Jayhawks, freshman Joy Bunting reeled in a victory in the 200-meter IM (2:29.03).

The meet against Illinois State, swam in long-course meters, in addition to training in a long-course pool while in Puerto Rico, will condition the Jayhawks and prepare them to race fast in short-course yards, the standard specs of most college racing pools.

Upon Kansas’ arrival back in Lawrence, the team will continue training prior to its 2008 debut against Big 12 rival Nebraska on Jan. 19. The 2 p.m. dual meet will be held in Robinson Natatorium on the KU campus.