Swimming and Diving Defeats Iowa State

Feb. 4, 2006

Lawrence, Kan. — The Kansas swimming and diving team (8-2, Big 12 3-0) defeated the Iowa State Cyclones, 183-114, after two days of competition.

In the 100 IM, freshman Danielle Herrmann finished second with a time of 1:00.60. Senior co-captains Gina Gnatzig and Emily Rusch finished fourth (1:01.36) and fifth (1:01.39), respectively. Senior Lindsey Urbatchka finished second in the 50 free with a time of 24.76. Freshman Ashley Leidigh finished third with a time of 25.03 and junior Tricia Tindall finished fourth with a time of 25.22.

Kansas finished first in the 150 back. Senior Terri Schramka finished the race in 1:31.26 to take the top spot. Junior Jenny Short finished third (1:32.50) and sophomore Allie Rubino finished fifth (1:36.78). Herrmann finished first in the 150 breast with a time of 1:43.59. Freshman Rhynn Malloy finished second with a time of 1:45.37 and sophomore Nikki Maples finished fourth with a time of 1:51.20.

The Jayhawks took the top three finishes in the 400 free. Gnatzig took the top spot with a time of 3:56.11, freshman Molly Brammer finished second (3:59.22) and junior Lia Pogioli finished third (4:01.10). In the 50 fly, the `Hawks again finished in the top three. Urbatchka finished first (25.98), Leidigh finished second (26.28) and sophomore Lauren Bonfe finished third (26.93).

In the final event of the day the Jayhawks come away with the top spot. Leidigh, Schramka, Gnatzig, and Urbatcka combined to finish the 200 free relay with a time of 1:37.50.

In diving action, junior Shelby Noonan finished first in the 3 meter competition with 275.33 points. Senior Casey Topol finished fourth with 234.15 and senior Robyn Karlage finished fifth with 231.75 points.

“Overall for the weekend, we performed much better Saturday than Friday. This is very encouraging because at conference the prelims begin at 10 a.m. and we did a good job of swimming fast early in the morning,” head coach Clark Campbell said. “We are hitting the championship season with momentum.”

Kansas will have a week off before they travel to Columbia, Mo., for the Big 12 Championships Feb. 22-25.



Iowa State, 114

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