No. 23 Kansas Rolls Past Evansville, 132-95
Nov. 8, 2008
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
No. 23 Kansas (4-2) overwhelmed Evansville Saturday afternoon at Robinson Natatorium, 132-95. The University of Kansas swimming and diving team finished the weekend 2-0, after Friday night’s 140-88 victory over Drury and Saturday’s win against UE. The Jayhawks, as a team, lost only four of 26 events between the two duals.
Kansas opened the dual with a 400 yard medley relay victory in a time of 3:50.93. Kansas’ `A’ team, comprised of Iuliia Kuzhil, Danielle Herrmann, Ashley Leidigh and Maria Mayrovich was nearly 22 seconds ahead of Evansville’s top time.
Kansas also fared well in the distance freestyle events. Junior Emily Lanteigne won the 1000 yard freestyle in a time of 10:23.45. Senior Kendall Matous followed her for a second place finish in a time of 10:32.56. Danielle Herrmann tested her freestyle distance today by participating in the 500 yard freestyle, but came away with another first place finish. She won the race in 5:00.41, over nine seconds ahead of the second place time.
Maria Mayrovich continued to perform well in the water with a dominating full-body length victory in the 50 yard freestyle. Her time of 23.70 was 1.6 seconds ahead of the next closest competitor.
In the 200 yard IM, it was a clean sweep for the Jayhawks as Carrah Haley, Rhynn Malloy and Sarah Beth Edwards took the top three spots. Edwards’ score of 2:11.03 was the best time.
Meghan Proehl continued the impressive Jayhawk diving as she rolled to an easy victory on the 3m board. Proehl won the 3m with a score of 264.67. Erin Mertz participated in the meet, but her scores were exhibitioned.
Kansas also swept the 200 yard butterfly as Stephanie Payne’s time of 2:06.84 edged out fellow Jayhawks Brittany Potter and Ashley Leidigh.
KU’s Iuliia Kuzhil won the 200 yard backstroke in a time of 2:06.13. She was followed by Carrah Haley, who completed the course in 2:06.67.
Kansas exhibitioned its scores in the last three events: 1m diving, 200 yard breaststroke and 400 yard freestyle relay.
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The Jayhawks will be back in action Saturday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. when they travel to Nebraska-Omaha for its final dual meet of 2008. Kansas’ next home action will be Jan. 24 against South Dakota and Northern Iowa in a triangular dual.