Swimming and Diving Dominates USD, UNI on Senior Day

Jan. 23, 2010

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Kansas swimming and diving won 14-of-16 events to defeat South Dakota (178-106) and Northern Iowa (174-108) on senior appreciation day Saturday in Robinson Natatorium. KU honored its five seniors with a pre-meet ceremony, recognizing each senior individually. The Jayhawk senior class is comprised of Carrah Haley, Melissa Heyrman, Allison Ho, Emily Lanteigne and Meghan Proehl.

KU had several athletes place first in multiple events. Junior Brittany Potter won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.87 seconds. In the 200-yard butterfly, the junior from Bentonville, Ark. won with a time of 2:05.81, beating her twin sister Alyssa Potter by 1.67 seconds.

Sophomore Stephanie Payne placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.95) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:22.91), while freshman Brooke Brull won the 100-yard freestyle (52.91) and the 200-yard IM (2:07.13).

Freshman Rebecca Swank swam the 500-yard freestyle event, placing first with a time of 4:58.55.

On the diving board, Proehl won the one-meter diving competition with a score of 297.70. The senior from San Diego, Calif. also captured the top spot in the three-meter dive with a score of 289.65 points.

“It was a good meet to honor our seniors and also finish off our home dual meet schedule,” Kansas head coach Clark Campbell said. “We had a lot of really good swims. I thought Rebecca Swank’s 500 freestyle was a really great effort. We continue to get better every single week. I think we are going to set ourselves up well for the Big 12 Championships.”

Kansas returns to the pool on Feb. 5 when the Jayhawks travel to Ames, Iowa for a two-day meet against Iowa State. The first day of competition is set to begin at 6 p.m.