Kansas Swimmers Earn Top 100 Individual Times

Nov. 30, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Kansas Swimming and Diving Team has eight swimmers who have event times that rank in the Top 100 in Division I swimming.

Leading the way for the Jayhawks is freshman Ashley Leidigh with five Top 100 times. The Merriam, Kan., native has the top time in the country in the 100 fly (53.08). She ranks eighth in the 200 fly (1:59.97), 37th in the 100 free (50.80), 48th in the 50 free (23.60) and 94th in the 100 back (57.67).

Sophomore Terri Schramka has four times in the Top 100 list. The Madison, Wis., native ranks 42nd in the 200 back (2:01.76), 70th in the 100 back (57.22), 71st in the 200 free (1:50.97) and 85th in the 500 free (4:56.22).

Senior co-captain Gina Gnatzig’s 500 free time of 4:54.18 ranks 45th. The Whitewater, Wisc., native ranks 57th in the 200 free (1:50.46) and 100th in the 200 back (2:04.15).

Junior Jenny Short and freshman Danielle Herrmann each have two time in the Top 100 list. Short ranks 37th in the 100 back (56.30) and 53rd in the 200 back (2:02.39). Herrmann ranks 14th in the 100 breast (1:03.10) and 23rd in the 200 breast (2:16.53).

Freshman Molly Brammer ranks 58th in the 1650 free (17:04.45). Sophomore Lauren Bonfe ranks 65th in the 100 back (57.12). Senior Lindsey Urbatchka ranks 53rd in the 100 fly (56.25).

Kansas also has five relay times that rank in the top 100. The 200 free relay team of Leidigh, Schramka, Gnatzig, and Urbatchka rank 32 with a time of 1:35.31. The same four have the 10th fastest time in the 400 free with a time of 3:24.68.

The 800 free relay team of Gnatzig, Schramka, Brammer, and junior Lia Pogioli rank 28th with a time of 7:34.85.

The 200 medley relay team of Short, Herrmann, Urbatchka and Schramka have the 24th fastest time in Division I swimming with a time of 1:44.43.

Short, Herrmann, Leidigh and Schramka combine to form the 400 medley relay that ranks 12th with a time of 3:44.94.

“Our individual rankings are a great reflection on how we did at the Minnesota Invitational. What’s really exciting is the fact we were not as prepared to swim fast as in previous years fall invites,” said head coach Clark Campbell. “We are really looking forward to our Championship season in February and March. We have several individuals and relays that can reach the NCAA Championships and score points.”

The Jayhawks will travel to Campbridge, Mass., for a double dual agianst Houston and Northeastern on Dec. 2-3. For complete results following the meet go to www.kuathletics.com.