Jayhawks Continue to Thrive in Maryland

Nov. 17, 2006

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Two individual first-place victories, four second-place finishes and three NCAA “B” time-cuts later, the Kansas swimming and diving team sits comfortably in second-place in the women’s division at the Terrapin Cup Invitational. The Jayhawks have accumulated 443 points through Friday in the three-day meet as they await the final day of competition Saturday.

Senior captain Jenny Short walked away with a 100-yard backstroke victory (55.70), while simultaneously earning an NCAA “B” time-cut in the event. Adding depth in the backstroke events was junior Terri Schramka (57.52) and junior Lauren Bonfe (58.22), who finished seventh and eighth, respectively, giving the Jayhawks three finalists in the 100-backstroke.

Freshman Ashley Robinson captured honors in the 500-yard freestyle, sweeping both prelims and finals of the event. Her time of 4:51.90 marked a first-place finals victory and was good for an NCAA “B” cut. Schramka stacked another seventh place win in the 500-freestyle.

Kansas divers senior Shelby Noonan, junior Jenny Roberts, sophomore Hannah McMacken, freshmen Allison Ho and Meghan Proehl reeled in three top-eight finishers on both the one and three-meter board. Noonan captured second-place honors on both the one-meter (255.30) and three-meter (275.85). Not far behind on the one was third-place Roberts with 252.70 points. Roberts also scored 250.80 on the three, good for a fourth place finish. McMacken placed eighth on the three (187.35), while Proehl secured the eighth place spot on the one-meter (219.20).

“Our divers were phenomenal,” head coach Clark Campbell said. “They had three in the top-eight of each event. We’re really happy with (diving coach) Eric’s group.”

Topping off the accolades for Kansas was sophomore Danielle Herrmann, who finished second (1:03.65) in the 100-yard breaststroke and fourth (2:04.05) in the 200-yard individual medley, achieving an NCAA “B” cut in the event.

Sophomore Ashley Leidigh brought in a third-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly (56.33), while sophomore Maria Mayrovich (1:49.39), Robinson (1:51.01) and Schramka (1:52.32) raced to second, third, and sixth place, respectively in the 200-yard freestyle finals.

“We are extremely pleased with our performance so far,” Campbell said. “We have had a number of good swims for where we sit at this point in the season. We are looking forward to more finals and wrapping up successfully tomorrow.”

Stay tuned to kuathletics.com for complete results and final team finishes following the conclusion of the Terrapin Cup Invitational Saturday.