Swimming and Diving Defeats Drury
Jan. 28, 2005
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The University of Kansas swimming and diving team defeated Drury, 144-86, in dual meet action, Friday in Springfield, Mo. The win moves the Jayhawks’ dual meet record this season to 6-5. The meet consisted of 13 events including one and three-meter diving competitions.
“We were really pleased with how we swam today,” head coach Clark Campbell said. “Our squad showed great mental toughness performing as well as we did after riding the bus all day.”
Senior Amy Gruber paced the Jayhawks’ performance as she collected individual wins in the 100 freestyle in a time of 52.51 and in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:52.90. This was the Bigelow, Ark., native’s third consecutive dual meet with at least two individual victories. She also teamed up with junior Lindsey Urbatchka, and sophomores Hannah Bakke and Jenny Short to win the 200 medley relay in 1:47.10. Urbatchka collected an individual victory in the 100 butterfly with a time of 58.22. Senior Miranda Isaac won the 100 breaststroke for the third consecutive dual meet in a time of 1:05.75.
Junior Gina Gnatzig had a career-best performance in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:32.80. Freshman Terri Schramka recorded a victory in the 100 freestyle in a season-best time of 10:20.43. Gnatzig and Schramka joined senior Jackie Krueger and freshman Anne Liggett to win the 200 freestyle relay in 1:39.51. In diving action, sophomores Shelby Noonan and Jenny Roberts finished tied for first in the one-meter competition with identical scores of 274.50. With her score on the one-meter board, Roberts joins Noonan and junior Casey Topol as the only Jayhawks who have qualified to compete in the NCAA Zone Diving meet March 11-13. Noonan also won the three-meter competition with a score of 273.23.
“We were really excited about our effort and now we are looking forward to our meet tomorrow against Arkansas,” Campbell added.
The Jayhawks will next be in action Saturday, Jan. 29, when they face Arkansas in a non-conference dual meet in Fayetteville, Ark., at 1 p.m.