Swimming and Diving Tops SMS
Oct. 29, 2004
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The University of Kansas swimming and diving team defeated SMS, 125-80, and set four new pool records, Friday at the Hammons Student Center in Springfield, Mo. The dual meet win was the first for the Jayhawks this season, moving their record to 1-2. KU won eight of the meet’s 11 events which included a one-meter diving competition.
Freshman Terri Schramka recorded two pool record performances on the night, which included her individual first-place finish in the 200 freestyle with time of 1:52.36. Schramka, along with senior Amy Gruber, junior Lindsey Urbatchka and freshman Anne Liggett set a new pool record in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:36.57. The 200 medley relay team of Urbatchka, senior Jackie Krueger and sophomores Hannah Bakke and Jenny Short set a pool record in a time of 1:48.80. Junior Gina Gnatzig recorded the fourth pool record of the night for Kansas in the 100 backstroke with a time of 59.09.
“We had a really good meet for the first part of this weekend,” head coach Clark Campbell said. “We competed well against an SMS team that was really fired up for the competition.”
Schramka added to her two event wins with another win in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:03.27. Kansas also added first place finishes from Bakke in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.84 and Liggett, who recorded her first career individual event win in the 100 freestyle with a time of 53.76. In diving action, sophomore Shelby Noonan won her first event of the year in the one-meter competition with a score of 237.40.
“We had to swim pretty tough to win the meet tonight,” Campbell said. “Hopefully it will carry over into tomorrow when we face Missouri.”
The Jayhawks will next be in action when they face Border Showdown rival Missouri in a Big 12 dual meet at 1 p.m., Oct. 30, in Columbia, Mo.