Kansas Swimming and Diving Competes in Annual Intrasquad Meet

Oct. 8, 2010


With strong performances from senior Iuliia Kuzhil and freshman Morgan Sharp, Team Crimson narrowly defeated Team Blue 146-141 in Kansas swimming and diving’s annual Intrasquad meet on Oct. 8 at Robinson Natatorium.

Kuzhil won the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke events, while Sharp won the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle and swam the first leg of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay.

For Blue, volunteer assistant coach Danielle Herrmann won three events, placing first in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke events and the 200-yard IM.

“I felt we had some really good performances today,” Kansas head coach Clark Campbell said. “It was good to see the freshmen step up; they were absolutely awesome.”

Campbell was particularly impressed with sophomore Rebecca Swank and junior Shannon Garlie, who swam the 1000-yard freestyle down to the wire before Swank pulled out the victory.

“Rebecca and Shannon both did really well in their events today,” Campbell said. “They were both swimming as fast, or faster, than they were at any point last year in the 1000 freestyle.”

On the diving side, sophomore Christy Cash dominated the board, winning both the three-meter and one-meter dives.

Other winners included senior Brittany Potter in the 200-yard butterfly, senior Amanda Maez in the 50-yard freestyle and Monica Johannessen in the 100-yard butterfly.

“We have some places we still need to work on, but for this early, we’re really happy,” Campbell said.

KU will travel to Arizona to take on Arizona, Arizona State, New Mexico State and UNLV in the Arizona Quad Duals Oct. 15 and 16. The first day of the meet is set to begin at 2 p.m.