Swimming and Diving Defeated by Texas
Oct. 14, 2004
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas swimming and diving team lost to Texas, 192-107, in Kansas’ first dual meet of the season, Thursday at Robinson Natatorium. The dual meet consisted of 16 events including one and three-meter diving.
The highlight of the meet for the Jayhawks came in the meet’s final event, the 200 freestyle relay. Seniors Amy Gruber and Jackie Krueger, along with freshmen Anne Liggett and Terri Schramka, finished with a time of 1:36.07 to win the race. The 200 freestyle relay time was the fastest ever recorded by a Jayhawk team in Robinson Natatorium
“I was really pleased with our team’s performance tonight,” head coach Clark Campbell said. “The relay times were great and the team should be very proud of how they performed, especially this early in the season.”
Gruber recorded another win in the 50 freestyle event and a second place finish in the 100 freestyle. The Bigelow, Ark., native finished the 50 free in a time of 23.84 and the 100 free in a time of 51.94. Junior Lindsay Urbatchka recorded one more victory for the Jayhawks in the 100 butterfly event. The Sheridan, Wyo., native finished the race in a time of 57.62.
In diving action, sophomore Shelby Noonan finished in second place in the one and three-meter events with total scores of 242.85 and 239.92, respectively.
“Texas has a great program; one that will contend for the national title,” Campbell said. “For us to go out and win a couple of races against a quality opponent, such as Texas, says a lot about how good our team can be. Overall, tonight was a fantastic way for us to start the season”
The Jayhawks will next be in action Friday, Oct. 15, when they host the Big 12 Relays in Robinson Natatorium. The first session of relays is set to begin at 9 a.m., with the second session starting at 1:30 p.m. Kansas will wrap up the weekend with a home dual against Texas A&M at 10 a.m. on Oct. 16 in Robinson Natatorium.