Swimming and Diving Knocks Off Illinois
Nov. 6, 2004
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas swimming and diving team defeated Illinois, 185-115, Saturday at Robinson Natatorium. The win moved the Jayhawks’ overall dual meet record to 2-3 this season. KU won 12 of the meet’s 16 events which included one and three-meter diving competitions.
Senior Miranda Isaac and freshman Terri Schramka both recorded two individual event wins at the meet. Isaac won both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events with times of 1:05.37 and 2:21.87, respectively. Schramka won the 100 and 200 backstroke events with times of 58.38 and 2:05.74, respectively. The Madison, Wis., native picked up another event win as a member of the 200 freestyle relay (1:36.05) team, which included senior Amy Gruber, junior Lindsey Urbatchka and freshman Anne Liggett.
Kansas had a strong performance on the diving boards, as Jayhawks won both the one and three-meter competitions. Junior Casey Topol was the top diver in the one-meter competition with a score of 250.05 and sophomore Shelby Noonan won the three-meter competition with a score of 259.95.
“I was very pleased with the way the team bounced back after the disappointing loss last week,” head coach Clark Campbell said. “The divers performed especially well today. Our diving coach, Eric Elliott, had them very prepared for the competition. They were diving at a top-Big 12 level today.”
The Jayhawks recorded another relay victory in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:53.13. The winning team consisted of Gruber, junior Gina Gnatzig and sophomores Hannah Bakke and Jenny Short. Gruber collected an individual win in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.89. Kansas also recorded individual event wins from senior Becca Zarazan in the 200 butterfly (2:07.57), junior Emily Rusch in the 400 IM (4:31.63) and Urbatchka in the 100 butterfly (57.18).
“We are very excited about today’s performance,” Campbell said. “Hopefully the momentum from today’s meet will carry over to the Nike Cup in a couple of weeks.”
The Jayhawks will next be in action when they travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., to take part in the Nike Cup, Nov. 18-20.