Herrmann Improves KU All-Time Breaststroke Record at NCAAs

March 22, 2008

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kansas junior Danielle Herrmann improved her KU all-time 100-yard breaststroke mark in NCAA Swimming and Diving action Friday at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on the Ohio State University campus. Herrmann swam to a 22nd-place finish, clocking in at 1:02.01, topping her original record of 1:02.13, set at the 2008 Big 12 Championship meet.

In her second NCAA appearance, Herrmann also swam the 200-yard individual medley in Thursday action, finishing 34th with a time of 2:00.41, and completed her 2008 NCAA experience Saturday with the 200-yard breaststroke. Herrmann tapped in at 2:16.82 for a 39th-place finish in the event.

“We were really happy with all three of Danielle’s swims,” head coach Clark Campbell said. “She came into her second NCAA meet with a lot more confidence and she raced a lot better than last year. We were especially happy with her 100 breast time and how she moved up from her initial seed.”

For complete results from the 2008 NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships, visit http://www.ncaaswim.com/women08/. Additionally, ESPN2 will provide 90 minutes of tape-delayed coverage of the championships Friday, March 28, at 2 p.m. EDT.

Herrmann’s teammate, Maria Mayrovich, will join her in Columbus, Ohio, for the Ohio State Longcourse meet to take place Sunday, March 23.

Results following the longcourse meet can be found on www.kuathletics.com.