Swimming and Diving Completes Day Two at Minnesota Invite

Nov. 19, 2005

The University of Kansas Swimming and Diving team completed Day Two at the Minnesota Invite. Day two of the Invite featured two Jayhawks breaking school records.

In the 100 fly, freshman Ashley Leidigh set a new school record with a time of 53.08 earning her a first place finish. The time is a NCAA “A” standard time. Senior Lindsey Urbatchka, junior Tricia Tindall and freshman Jessica Brozek finished the race seventh, 12th and 16th, respectively, in the “B” Final. In the “C” Final sophomore Lauren Bonfe finished 17th and sophomore Allie Rubino finished second.

Freshman Danielle Herrmann set a new school record in the 100 breast. The second place time of 1:03.10 was a NCAA “B” standard time. Freshman Rhynn Malloy, freshman Shanna Bradbury and sophomore Nikki Maples finished the race 19th, 21st, and 24th, respectively.

In the 200 medley relay, the Jayhawks placed third. The team of junior Jenny Short, Herrmann, Urbatchka, and sophomore Terri Schramka finished the race in 1:44.43. Bonfe, Bradbury, Leidigh, and senior Gina Gnatzig combined to finish the race sixth with a time of 1:46.62.

In the “A” Final of the 400 IM, senior Emily Rusch finished the race in 4:29.97 to earn an eighth place finish. Bradbury, freshman Molly Brammer, and junior Bri Brotherson finished the race 10th, 20th and 24th.

The 200 free featured Gina Gnatzig. The team co-captain finished the race in 1:50.77 to take fifth place. Also in the “A” final was Schramka who finished eighth with a time of 1:51.48. In the “C” final, junior Lia Pogioli finished 24th with a time of 1:54.70.

Six Jayhawks placed in the “A” and “B” finals of the 100 back. Leading the way for the `Hawks was Jenny Short, who took second place with a time of 56.59. Finishing fourth was Schramka with a time of 57.28 and following in sixth with a time of 57.67 was Leidigh. Bonfe, Urbatcka and Rubino finished ninth, 13th, and 16th in the “B” final.

In the 800 free relay the team of Gnatzig, Schramka, Rusch, and Pogioli finished seventh with a time of 7:34.85. The Jayhawks also placed tenth. The team of Brammer, Tindall, sophomore Lindsey Herre, and freshman Kendall Matous combined to finish 7:44.74.

In diving action, junior Shelby Noonan lead the way for the Jayhawks in the one-meter competition. Noonan scored 245.95 points to finish fifth.

The Jayhawks will complete competition Sunday, Nov. 20. For complete results go to www.kuathletics.com.

Complete Results