Jayhawks Hold Commanding Leads After Day One
Nov. 2, 2012
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Six Kansas swimmers picked up first place finishes helping the Jayhawks build day one leads in its double dual against TCU (119-66) and North Dakota (153-32), Friday evening at Robinson Natatorium.
Kansas (2-1) won eight of the 10 women’s events on the evening, with first-place finishes from seniors Brooke Brull (200-yard IM, 2:07.02) and Christy Cash (three-meter dive, 265.75), sophomore Alina Vats (100-yard backstroke, 56.22) and freshmen Bryce Hinde (100-yard breaststroke, 1:04.44), Chelsie Miller (200-yard butterfly, 2:05.82) and Haley Molden (200-yard freestyle, 1:51.99). The Jayhawks also swept both relay events, winning the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 400-yard medely relay, with times of 1:36.39 and 3:50.50 respectively. Despite the amount of success on the first day of the meet, head coach Clark Campbell knows there is still room for improvement.
“We did a really good job of supporting one another and being more engaged in the meet, but our preparation beforehand was not good at all,” Kansas head coach Clark Campbell said. “We talked as a team and I think they will be more motivated tomorrow, preparing properly, so we swim at a higher level.”
TCU (2-0) grabbed the other two first place finishes, with senior Sabine Rasch finishing first in the 50-yard freestyle (23.56) and freshman Sara Brzozowski swimming the top time in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:16.95).
In addition to the three women’s duals, TCU and North Dakota are also competing against each other with their men’s teams. The five-team format not only gives the meet a championship style feel, but it also generates an electric atmosphere inside Robinson Natatorium.
“It is awesome having a full pool,” Campbell said. “It is great having the men back on campus and so many people in the facility. We don’t have a lot of meets like this; it is a lot of fun.”
The Jayhawks will conclude the meet tomorrow morning, starting at 10 a.m. in Robinson Natatorium.
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