Jayhawks Sweep Two-Day Double Dual
Nov. 3, 2012
LAWRENCE, Kan. -Kansas won six of the nine events on day two, to conclude its double dual and pick up victories over TCU, 204-142, and North Dakota, 214-45, Saturday morning at Robinson Natatorium.
Kansas (4-1, 1-0) received first place finishes from seniors Brooke Brull (200-yard backstroke, 2:03.52) and Christy Cash (one-meter dive, 256.00), sophomore Deanna Marks (100-yard butterfly, 57.34) and freshmen Bryce Hinde (200-yard breaststroke, 2:20.62) and Chelsie Miller (400-yard IM, 4:25.24). The Jayhawks also picked up a top finish in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:45.71. Kansas head coach Clark Campbell was pleased with the way his team responded on the second day of the competition, after he thought they came out sluggish on day one.
“We swam much better than we did last night, which was encouraging” Kansas head coach Clark Campbell said. “We talked about it and to their credit they really rose to the challenge. We talked about excellence and we were focused too much on the success component and success is a product of being excellent. We learned a lot coming from Friday into Saturday and the team really rose to the occasion.”
TCU (3-1, 0-1) grabbed the other three first place finishes, with senior Sabine Rasch finishing first in the 100-yard freestyle (51.83), freshman Mikayla Winkler swimming the top time in the 500-yard freestyle (4:57.60) and the 400-yard freestyle relay team grabbing the top time of 3:28.89.
The Jayhawks will have a week off from competition, while they prepare for their fall championship meets, with the swimmers hosting the Kansas Classic (11/16-18) in Topeka, Kan., at Capital Federal Natatorium and the divers heading to Houston, Texas for the Phil Hansel Invite (11/15-17).
“We are going to have a week of fairly high volume swimming and enjoy a week were we don’t have a meet,” Campbell said. “(The Kansas Classic) is the culmination of our fall season and we will have an eight week break before our next dual meet, so this is like our mid-term exam. We will see where we are mid-way, against good competition.”
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