Jayhawks in Third After Two Broken Records at Day Two of Big 12's

Feb. 15, 2007

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Prior to taking a solid third-place lead (180 points) at the Big 12 Conference Championships in College Station Thursday, the Kansas 400-yard medley relay broke two additional KU records, the first coming Wednesday in the 200-yard medley relay.

The 400-yard medley relay, composed of senior captain Jenny Short, sophomore Danielle Herrmann, junior Lauren Bonfe and sophomore Maria Mayrovich placed third behind first-place Texas A&M and second-place Texas. The team swam to a 3:42.54 finish. Short was the first leg of the medley relay, finishing her 100-yard backstroke in 55.08 seconds. Her time was fast enough to capture the KU record in the event.

Highlighting the day for the Jayhawks in the 500-yard freestyle was freshman Alicia Casillas who placed 10th in the event (4:49.67). Freshman Ashley Robinson was close behind in 11th place (4:52.19).

Herrmann added a sixth-place victory for the `Hawks in the 200-yard IM, finishing with a time of 2:01.51. Mayrovich stacked a fifth-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (23.17) in addition to her contribution in the 400-medley relay.

In diving action, senior Shelby Noonan walked away with a fifth-place finish on the three-meter board. Noonan completed finals in the event with a score of 285.95.

For complete results from day two of the Big 12 Conference championships, click


Big 12 action will continue Friday morning at 10 a.m. with prelims of the women’s one-meter diving competition, the 200-yard freestyle relay, 400-yard IM, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke, 100-yard backstroke and the men’s three-meter diving competition. Finals for the eight events will commence at 6 p.m. Stay tuned to kuathletics.com for day three results.

Women Team Scores Through Day Two

1. Texas A&M: 316

2. Texas: 288

3. Kansas: 180

4. Iowa State: 135

5. Missouri: 131

6. Nebraska: 114

Men Team Scores Through Day Two

1. Texas: 362

2. Texas A&M: 277

3. Missouri: 246