Kansas Finishes Fourth at Big 12 Relays
Oct. 13, 2006
LINCOLN, Neb.– The Kansas swimming and diving team rallied its way to a fourth place finish at the Big 12 Relay meet at the Devaney Natatorium Friday. The Jayhawks combined for 51 points, falling short to third place winner, Missouri, by only nine points.
Kansas was led by senior diver Shelby Noonan, junior Jenny Roberts, sophomore Hannah McMacken and freshmen Meghan Proehl and Allison Ho. Noonan, Proehl, and Roberts collaborated on the one-meter board for a third-place finish. Noonan repeated with McMacken and Roberts for another third-place finish on the three-meter board.
“The divers did wonderful today,” head coach Clark Campbell said. “Coach Elliot is doing a great job improving that area of our program.”
In swimming action, the Jayhawks had nine top-five finishes. Senior Lia Pogioli led Kansas in the 1500-yard freestyle relay alongside sophomore Molly Brammer and freshman Ashley Robinson. The trio placed fifth in the event, a preview of the talent and depth of the Kansas distance swimmers.
“I talked to the team and told them that this was perhaps the toughest meet on the schedule,” Campbell said. “This meet lasts longer than any other meet does in one day, and it also has the most number of events. It’s a very challenging meet, and they should have a strong sense of accomplishment after performing successfully today.”
The Jayhawks will take on the University of Nebraska-Omaha and South Dakota State in a double-dual meet in Omaha, Neb., Saturday. The meet is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.
1. Texas A & M, 115 points
2. Texas, 87 points
3. Missouri, 60 points
4. Kansas, 51 points
5. Nebraska, 41 points
6. Iowa State, 41 points