Like a Broken Record: Stephanie Payne does it again... this time a 28-year old school record in the 200 Butterfly at swimming and diving championships.

Feb. 26, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas –

Junior Stephanie Payne’s 1:59.07 time in the 200-yard butterfly during day four of the preliminaries in the 2011 Big 12 swimming and diving championships bests the previous KU school record of 1:59.78, set back in 1983.

Freshman Alison Lusk also joined the record breaking party, setting a new mark with her 2:15.26 in the 200-yard breast stroke. The previous fastest time in KU program history in that event was 2:15.30.

Below are the preliminary times for KU swimmers and divers heading into final competition tonight in Austin.


12-Iuliia Kuzhil SR-Kansas (1:57.41)

14-Abigail Anderson JR-Kansas (1:57.52)

16-Brooke Brull SO-Kansas (1:58.38)

22-Brittany Rospierski SO-Kansas (2:03.40)

23-Heather Clark FR-Kansas (2:04.36)

25-Alyssa Rudman SO-Kansas (2:04.58)

30-Madison Wagner SO-Kansas (2:07.48)


9-Monica Johannessen SO-Kansas (50.00)

19-Morgan Sharp FR-Kansas (51.42)

22-Amanda Maez SR-Kansas (51.70)

23-Kara Stranski FR-Kansas (52.00)

24-Shelby Cox FR-Kansas (52.16)

25-Madison Wagner SO-Kansas (52.46)


8-Alison Lusk FR-Kansas (2:15.26)*

17-Brittany Rospierski SO-Kansas (2:19.71)

24-Cora Powers SO-Kansas (2:25:38)

*=New KU school record


5-Stephanie Payne JR-Kansas (1:59.07)*

10-Malia Johnson FR-Kansas (2:01.38)

13-Joy Bunting SR-Kansas (2:02.58)

14-Brittany Potter SR-Kansas (2:02.81)

16-Alyssa Potter SR-Kansas (2:03.52)

17-Kath Liggett JR-Kansas (2:04.02)

*=New KU school record


8-Christy Cash SO-Kansas (221.45)