Swimming and Diving Border Showdown Comes to Lawrence

Oct. 25, 2007

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Swimming and diving team captains Lauren Bonfe and Danielle Herrmann will lead the <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>University of Kansas swimming and diving team as it opens up Big 12 competition against rival Missouri, Friday at Robinson Natatorium in the Border Showdown, sponsored by Midwest Ford dealers. Action will kick off at 6 p.m. with the 200-yard medley relay, admission is free.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

Head coach Clark Campbell and the Jayhawks started 2007-08 competition Oct. 19, at the Big 12 Relays, where they placed fourth (56 points), followed by a meet with the University of Northern Iowa Oct. 20. Kansas earned its first win of the season, defeating the Panthers, 180-80, and recording wins in every race, except one. The Jayhawks sit at 1-0 in dual meet competition and 0-0 in the Big 12.

Last time around

Kansas last faced Missouri in dual meet competition Oct. 27, 2006 in Columbia, Mo., where it was edged, 187-111, by the Tigers. It was the Jayhawks’ lone dual meet loss of the 2006-07 season. However, KU rallied for a third-place finish at the 2007 Big 12 Championships (448.50), topping Missouri (419.00). KU finished one place behind Texas A&M (931.00) and Texas (930.00). Missouri finished fourth.

The history

In October 2005, the Jayhawks defeated the No. 20 Tigers, 175-125, for their first win in the series in six years. The win for Kansas in Lawrence set the Jayhawks on track for a winning season, complete with a national ranking that climbed as high as No. 23 after competition at the Minnesota Invite during the 2005-06 season. The Jayhawks received a national ranking that year for the first time since 1997 when Kansas was also ranked (No. 24).

Order of events for 2007-08 Border Showdown

200 Medley Relay

1000 Free

200 Free

100 Back

100 Breast

200 Fly

50 Free

1m Diving

100 Free

200 Back

200 Breast

500 Free

100 Fly

3m Diving

200 IM

400 Free Relay

*In events with two or more heats, the final heat is the scoring heat.

For complete results and photographs from the Border Showdown, please log on to kuathletics.com.