Swimming and Diving Knocks Off Arkansas
Jan. 29, 2005
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Kansas swimming and diving team defeated Arkansas, 163-133, in a non-conference dual meet, Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark. The win moved the Jayhawks’ dual meet record this season to 7-5. The meet consisted of 16 events including one and three-meter diving competitions.
“We were definitely in for a battle today with Arkansas,” head coach Clark Campbell said. “They came out and were swimming season-best times. I was really proud of how we responded and stepped up to win the meet.”
Senior Miranda Isaac and junior Gina Gnatzig each won two individual events to lead the Jayhawks in the meet. Isaac won both the 100 (1:05.07) and 200 (2:20.62) breaststroke events. Gnatzig recorded victories in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:53.44 and in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:04.19. She also teamed up with senior Amy Gruber, and freshmen Terri Schramka and Anne Liggett to win the 400 freestyle relay in a time of 3:29.37.
Gruber collected an individual win in the 100 freestyle with a time of 51.27. Schramka picked up an individual victory in the 100 backstroke in 57.83. In diving action, sophomore Shelby Noonan finished second in the three-meter competition with a score of 245.175. Junior Casey Topol led the Jayhawks in the one-meter competition as she finished fourth with a score of 228.525.
“This was a good way to end our road dual meets and we are looking forward to our dual meet next week against Iowa State,” Campbell added.
The Jayhawks will next be in action when they wrap up the dual meet portion of their 2004-05 schedule against Iowa State at 2 p.m., Sat., Feb. 5, at Robinson Natatorium in Lawrence, Kan. The team will honor its six seniors prior to the meet against the Cyclones.