Kansas Defends Third Place After Day Three of Big 12 Championships

Feb. 16, 2007

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – In front of a crowd of 752 spectators at the Student Recreation Center Natatorium in College Station Friday, KU senior Jenny Short broke a University of Kansas school record in the 100-yard backstroke, while sophomore Danielle Herrmann broke the 100-yard breaststroke KU record. Both Short and Herrmann previously set school records in the 100-backstroke and 100-breaststroke, respectively.

Short, who broke the KU 100-yard backstroke record Thursday in her leg of the 400-yard medley relay (55.08), swam to a 54.76 in the prelims of the event Friday morning. Short finished sixth in the finals of the 100 backstroke. Herrmann, who previously held the 100-yard breaststroke for the Jayhawks, shattered her own record with a time of 1:02.40, good for a fifth-place victory in Friday finals action. Short and Herrmann’s performances Friday hold promise for NCAA qualification.

Sophomore Maria Mayrovich joined Short and Herrmann in the spotlight, highlighting the evening for the `Hawks with a ninth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle with a quick time of 1:49.45. For complete results from day three of the Big 12 Conference Championships, click


Big 12 action will conclude Saturday with prelims of the following events at 10 a.m.:

200 yard Backstroke

100 yard Freestyle

200 yard Breaststroke

200 yard Butterfly

400 yard Freestyle Relay

Platform Diving Women

Platform Diving Men

Finals for the seven events will commence at 6 p.m. Stay tuned to kuathletics.com for results from the final day of competition as well as final Big 12 Conference championship standings.

Women Team Scores Through Day Three

1. Texas A&M: 651

2. Texas: 633

3. Kansas: 293.50

4. Missouri: 268

5. Iowa State: 221

6. Nebraska: 217.50

Men Team Scores Through Day Three

1. Texas: 766

2. Texas A&M: 556

3. Missouri: 491