Swimming and Diving Honors Senior Class and Leads ISU after Day One

Feb. 4, 2011


Coach Campbell | Bunting


Senior captain Joy Bunting won two events on Friday, as the University of Kansas swimming and diving team ended the first session of a two-day dual meet with IowaState leading 116-34. The Jayhawks captured all of the first eight events of the meet, which will conclude Saturday at 10 a.m. at Robinson Natatorium.

KU also celebrated its five seniors (Bunting, Iuliia Kuzhil, Amanda Maez, Alyssa Potter and Brittany Potter) with a pre-dual ceremony for Senior Day.

“I thought we did really well,” Kansas head coach Clark Campbell said. “The meet today is all about the seniors, so we had a lot of energy and emotion coming into the meet. We performed well, but we’re only halfway through it. This meet mimics a lot of what we’ll see in a couple of weeks at Conference. It was a good evening session, but now the challenge is to have the same energy tomorrow morning.”

Bunting, a senior from Greeley, Colo., placed first in the 50-yard breaststroke (29.95) and the 100-yard IM (59.12). Other winners on day one included sophomore Rebecca Swank, who won the 800-yard freestyle (8:05.74), freshman Morgan Sharp, who took first in the 150-yard freestyle (1:22.10), Kuzhil, who took the top spot in the 50-yard backstroke (26.52) and junior Stephanie Payne, who won the 150-yard butterfly (1:29.87).

On the diving side, sophomore Christy Cash placed first in the three-meter dive with a career-best score of 261.45.