Swimming and Diving Defeats Truman State

Oct. 16, 2005

Lawrence, Kan. — The University of Kansas swimming and diving team finished a busy weekend with a win over Truman State. Kansas defeated the Bulldogs 127-78. The Jayhawks swam in the dual just one day after placing fourth at the Big 12 Relays and won eight of the eleven events.

Leading the way for the Jayhawks was freshman distance swimmer Molly Brammer. The Blue Springs, Mo., native won the 1000 free with a time of 10:19.38. Brammer was also a member of the winning 400 free relay team. Senior Gina Gnatzig, sophomore Terri Schramka and freshman Ashley Leidigh joined Brammer to finish the race in 3:32.08.

In other relay action, Kansas came away with the top spot in the 400 medley. Senior Lindsey Urbatchka, junior Jenny Short, freshman Danielle Herrmann and Schramka finished the race in 3:53.74.

Gnatzig, along with her win in the 400 free relay, recorded a first place finish in the 200 free with a time of 1:52.94. Freshman Shanna Bradbury won the 200 IM with a time of 2:07.92.

In the 200 fly, junior Emily Knopp won with a time of 2:08.45. Schramka recorded her third victory on the day in the 500 free. The Madison, Wis., native finished the race in 5:01.54. Herrman won the final individual race of the day for the Jayhawks. She completed the 200 breast in 2:21.23 to take the top spot.

“The weekend went very well and we did a lot of racing,” said head coach Clark Campbell. “This is an early test for our athletes to learn a lot. We are not in race condition yet, but this gives us a good indication of where we are at.”

The Jayhawks will next be in action Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. The `Hawks return home to take on Boarder Showdown rival Missouri at Robinson Natatorium. For complete results following the dual go to www.kuathletics.com.

Complete Results