Swimming and Diving Falls to Texas A&M
Oct. 16, 2004
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas swimming and diving team lost to Texas A&M, 187-111, in a Big 12 dual meet, Saturday at Robinson Natatorium. The loss drops the Jayhawks’ dual meet record this season to 0-2. The meet consisted of 16 events including one and three-meter diving.
Senior co-captain Amy Gruber provided the highlight of the meet for the Jayhawks in the 100 butterfly event. The Bigelow, Ark., native won the race in a time of 56.64 and finished second in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:52.75. This marks the second consecutive dual meet Gruber has collected an event win and a runner-up finish.
“This weekend has been one of the toughest we have ever had,” head coach Clark Campbell said. “We started to run out of gas towards the end of today’s meet. I was still pleased because even though we were tired, we were still swimming better than earlier in the week.”
Kansas recorded a couple of runner-up finishes to go along with Gruber’s in the 200 freestyle. Junior Gina Gnatzig placed second in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:26.67. The 400 freestyle relay team of Gruber, Gnatzig and freshmen Anne Liggett and Terri Schramka finished in second place in a time of 3:29.50.
In diving action, sophomore Shelby Noonan led the Jayhawks as she finished third in the three-meter event and fourth in the one-meter event.
“This weekend will go a long way in preparation for later in the season,” Campbell said. “For us to be where we are right now in some events is phenomenal.”
The Jayhawks will next be in action when they face Southwest Missouri State in dual meet action at 6 p.m., Oct. 29, in Springfield, Mo. Kansas will then renew its Border Showdown rivalry with Missouri in a Big 12 dual meet at 1 p.m., on Oct. 30, in Columbia, Mo.