Jayhawks Dominate Loyola Marymount, UC San Diego in Los Angeles
Jan. 9, 2010
LOS ANGELES –
Kansas swimming and diving defeated Loyola Marymount (137-67) and UC San Diego (150-53) Saturday in Los Angeles. The Jayhawks took the top spot in nine-of-11 events, and are now 5-4 in dual competition.
Sophomore Stephanie Payne and freshman Rebecca Swank both won two individual events in Saturday’s competition. Payne, a sophomore from Derby, Kan., won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:05.71. Twin juniors Brittany and Alyssa Potter rounded out the top three spots in that event, placing second (2:06.39) and third (2:08.05), respectively. Payne also finished first in the 200-yard breaststroke, beating UC San Diego’s Cari Cuningham by 2.32 seconds, with a time of 2:21.71.
Kansas owned the distance freestyle events, with Swank, a freshman from Wichita, Kan., winning the 1000-yard freestyle (10:17.67) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:00.19). Senior captain Carrah Haley and Alyssa Potter placed second and third in the 1000 freestyle, while sophomore Shannon Garlie took second in the 500 freestyle. Garlie also won the 200-yard freestyle, racing to a .17-second victory with a time of 1:53.28.
Junior captain Joy Bunting captured first place (4:26.64) in the 400 IM event, and contributed to KU’s 400-yard medley relay victory. The team of junior Iuliia Kuzhil, Bunting, Brittany Potter and freshman Brooke Brull won the relay with a time of 3:54.44.
“We finished up our California trip well,” Kansas head coach Clark Campbell said. “We had several big swims. Swank and Garlie did very well in the longer free events and Payne was stellar in her stroke events. Now it’s time to get home and complete our winter training camp before classes resume on Thursday.”
The Jayhawks return home for a Big 12 Dual meet against Nebraska on Jan. 16. The meet is set to begin at 2 p.m. in Robinson Natatorium.