Jayhawks Top Cyclones, 188-106, in Final Big 12 Dual
Feb. 9, 2008
AMES, Iowa – Senior Terri Schramka and junior Maria Mayrovich led Kansas to its second Big 12 dual meet defeat of the season as the Jayhawks defeated the Iowa State Cyclones, 188-106, at Beyer Pool on the ISU campus. Schramka recorded individual victories in the 50 and 150-yard backstroke events and was a member of the winning 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays. Mayrovich clocked in first in the 50 and 150-yard freestyle events and joined Schramka on the first-place 200-yard medley and free relays.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
The defeat over the Cyclones in the two-day competition moves <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas to 7-2 overall (2-1, Big 12) before heading to the Big 12 Conference Championships Feb. 27. The Jayhawks competed in an alternative event line-up with the Cyclones in the Friday-Saturday match-up and won all events of the meet.
Garnering two diving victories, freshman Erin Mertz led Kansas in diving competition. Mertz captured honors on both the one (307.65) and three-meter (302.33) boards, while senior Jenny Roberts finished second on the three-meter board (293.33). Meghan Proehl and Hannah McMacken reeled in fourth and fifth, respectively, on the one-meter board.
In distance freestyle action, sophomores Ashley Robinson and Alicia Casillas and junior Molly Brammer went one-two-three, respectively in the 800-yard free event.
Junior butterflier Ashley Leidigh led the way in the fly events for the `Hawks, finishing first in the 50 and 150-yard butterfly events, while also contributing to Kansas’ two relay victories. Freshmen Joy Bunting and Sarah Edwards each recorded first-place finishes, Bunting in the 200-yard IM and Edwards in the 200-yard breaststroke, while co-captain Danielle Herrmann rounded out the day for KU by taking honors in the 50 and 150-yard breaststroke events, the 100-yard IM and the breast leg of the first-place 200-yard medley relay.
“This was a really good way to finish our dual meet season this year,” head coach Clark Campbell said. “With the alternative event line-up and allowing the chance for our divers to compete in prelims and finals really helps set us up for conference in a couple of weeks.”
The Jayhawks will have a two-and-a-half week training period and no competition before heading to Austin, Texas, for the Big 12 Conference Championships Feb. 27-March 1.