Swimming and Diving Defeats No. 20 Missouri, 175-125
Oct. 28, 2005
Lawrence, Kan. — The University of Kansas swimming and diving team defeated No. 20 Missouri, 175-125. The win moves the Jayhawks to 2-1 in dual competition and 1-0 in Big 12 action. The win today marks the first win against the Tigers in six years. KU won 12 of the sixteen events, including the one-meter diving competition.
Freshman Ashley Leidigh set a new pool record in the 100 fly. The Merriam, Kan., native finished the race in 55.00, which beat the old pool record of 55.52. She also recorded three more wins on the day. Leidigh won the 200 fly (2:01.97), 100 free (51.96) and was a member of the winning 400 free relay team. Sophomore Terri Schramka, senior Gina Gnatzig, and freshman Molly Brammer joined Leidigh to finish the race in 3:29.97. Terri Schramka also won the 200 back with a time of 2:02.46.
The Jayhawks won the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:45.68. Members of the relay team included, junior Jenny Short, freshman Danielle Herrmann, senior Lindsey Urbatchka, and Schramka. Danielle Herrmann recorded wins in the 100 breast (1:04.40) and the 200 breast (2:21.75).
In the 200 free, Gina Gnatzig came away with the top spot finishing the race in 1:51.69. Jenny Short won the 100 back. The Olathe, Kan., native finished the race in 57.68. Freshman Shanna Bradbury recorded a win in the 200 IM with a time of 2:06.96.
In diving action, junior Shelby Noonan won the one-meter competition with a score of 258.90.
“We took a major step up today,” said Coach Clark Campbell. “It’s not everyday that you beat a ranked team. We really turned a corner. I couldn’t be more proud of our athletes today.”
Next up the Jayhawks will host Missouri State and Iowa Nov. 4, at 4:00 p.m. at Robinson Natatorium.