Jayhawk Swimmers Set Pool Records at Kenyon Invitational

Dec. 1, 2006

GAMBIER, Ohio – After pushing past the snowy weather throughout the Midwest region, the KU swimming and diving team arrived in Gambier, Ohio, Thursday to continue a strong 2006-07 campaign in the brand new Kenyon Athletic Center Natatorium. Three pool records and a season best-time later, the Jayhawks are preparing for day-two of the Kenyon Invitational.

The “A” Kansas 800-yard freestyle relay team swept the event finishing first (7:32.32), which set a season-best time for the Jayhawks, as well as set a KAC Natatorium pool record. Sophomore Maria Mayrovich led the “A” team’s campaign, swimming a 1:50.83 in her 200-yard freestyle, the first leg of the race. The time placed Mayrovich as the new pool recordholder in the 200-yard freestyle. The Kansas “B” 800-yard free relay finished with a time of 7:44.33.

KU showed strength and depth in the 1650-yard freestyle event with a victory from sophomore Molly Brammer (17:09.22) and a third-place finish from senior Lia Pogioli, who raced to a time of 17:16.61. Brammer’s victory in the event captured the third KAC Natatorium pool record for the Jayhawks.

“Probably our greatest accomplishment of the day was actually getting to the meet despite our Midwest weather,” head coach Clark Campbell said. “After a long day of travel, I was really pleased with how we competed the first day of the Nike Cup-Kenyon. You can’t get much better than two first-place races and three pool records. Our smaller squad has a great challenge ahead of them in keeping pace with the other teams in the meet and we’re looking forward to day two.”

The team of 12 Jayhawks will continue day two of the meet Friday. For highlights following each day of the Nike Cup-Kenyon and final results following the conclusion of the meet, please stay tuned to kuathletics.com.


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