Swimming and Diving Rolls Past Miami 142-97
Jan. 12, 2009
Kansas (7-2) swimming and diving defeated the University of Miami, 142-97, Saturday afternoon at Miami. The Jayhawks were led by Emily Lanteigne, Maria Mayrovich and Danielle Herrmann who each recorded two individual victories. Much like the start of the fall campaign, KU completed their winter season opening weekend with a 2-0 record, as they also defeated FIU, 178-78 on Friday.
KU opened the competition with a victory in the 200 yard medley relay. KU’s ‘A’ team touched the wall in a time of 1:45.76
Kansas’ Lanteigne earned the top spot in the 200 yard freestyle, finishing in a time of 1:51.71. She also placed first in the 500 yard freestyle in a time of 5:01.34, which was over 5 seconds faster than the second place finisher.
Mayrovich was victorious in the 50 yard freestyle and the 100 yard freestyle. She touched the wall in a time of 23.47 in the 50 yard freestyle and 50.45 in the 100 yard freestyle.
Herrmann led all swimmers in the 200 yard IM, finishing in a time of 2:03.70. She was also victorious in the 100 yard breaststroke, finishing in a time of 1:03.82.
Ashley Leidigh and Iuliia Kuzhil were other Jayhawk first-place finishers. Leidigh won the 100 yard butterfly in a time of 56.51. Kuzhil was victorious in the 100 yard backstroke in a time of 57.07.
On the diving board, senior Hannah McMacken earned two second-place finishes to the NCAA-qualifier from Miami, Brittany Viola. McMacken scored a career-high 296.03 on the 3 meter board and a 266.33 score on the 1 meter board.
Kansas won the final event of the competition, the 200 yard freestyle relay, but the coaching staff chose to exhibition KU’s scores.
For complete results, please click on the link above.
Kansas will be back in action at Nebraska on January 17 and at Arkansas on January 22. Kansas’ next home meet will be Jan. 24 against South Dakota and Northern Iowa in a triangular dual.