Kansas Swimming and Diving Competes in Annual Intrasquad Meet
Oct. 9, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Kansas Swimming and Diving competed in its annual Intrasquad Meet Friday at Robinson Natatorium.
The team was broken down into a Crimson Squad and a Blue Squad. Blue took the closely-raced meet with a combined team score of 130, while Crimson ended with 110.
“It was a good start to the competitive season,” Head Coach Clark Campbell said. “We have some things we need to clean up, but overall, I am happy.”
Freshman Rebecca Swank led the way for Crimson, finishing first in both the 1,000 and 500-yard freestyle events. Junior captain Joy Bunting, junior Iuliia Kuzhil and freshman Monica Johannessen also had impressive outings.
“Overall, I was happy with Joy’s (Bunting) performance,” Campbell said. “Monica (Johannessen) did an amazing job as a freshman, and Iuliia (Kuzhil) is further ahead than ever.”
On the diving side, senior captain Meg Proehl placed first in both the one-meter and three-meter dives with scores of 194.70 and 199.43, respectively.
Campbell was pleased with his squad, but knows there is still room for improvement.
“It was a good set-up, but we have to be patient,” Campbell said. “It’s only October, and our biggest goals are in February and March.”
The Jayhawks return to action Friday, Oct. 16 in Columbia, Mo., for the Big 12 Relays. The meet will begin at 9 a.m.