Kansas Swimming and Diving Cruises Past Drury
Nov. 7, 2009
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. –
Four Kansas athletes won two events each to give Kansas Swimming and Diving a 161-76 victory over the Drury Panthers Saturday in Springfield, Mo. The Jayhawks are now 2-3 in dual competition.
“We ended our fall dual meet season on a very positive note,” Kansas Head Coach Clark Campbell said. “Drury is always tough and we had to step up to come away with a win. It’s great to head into our fall invites with momentum.”
Senior captain Emily Lanteigne placed first in both the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle events, earning times of 1:53.42 and 52.62, respectively.
Junior captain Joy Bunting also placed first in two events, earning top spot in both the 400-yard IM and the 100-yard breaststroke. The junior from Greeley, Colo. placed first with times of 4:29.50 in the 400 IM and 1:05.52 in the 100 breaststroke.
In the long distance events, newcomer Rebecca Swank posted top times in both the 1000-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle events. Swank, a freshman from Wichita, Kan., finished the 1000 free with a time of 10:16.10 and the 500 free with a time of 5:04.85.
Senior captain Meg Proehl had a great day in the diving events, winning both the one-meter and three-meter competitions. Proehl met NCAA qualifying standards in both events with scores of 289.80 and 301.05, respectively.
Other notable KU finishes included freshman Monica Johannessen, who placed first in the 50-yard freestyle and second in the 100-yard butterfly, and Iuliia Kuzhil, who won the 100-yard backstroke event.
The Jayhawks return to the pool Friday, Nov. 20 when they travel to Houston, Texas for the Houston Invitational. Check back with www.kuathletics.com for coverage of the three-day event.