Swimming and Diving Leads Northeastern, Trails Harvard After Day One

Dec. 2, 2005

Lawrence, Kan. — Kansas Swimming and Diving completed the first day of a double dual against Harvard and Northeastern. After nine events, the Jayhawks lead Northeastern 120-48, and trail Harvard 99-70. Kansas earned four first place finishes in the first day of competition.

In the first event of the day the Jayhawks came away with the top spot. Junior Jenny Short, freshman Danielle Herrmann, senior Lindsey Urbatchka, and sophomore Terri Schramka combined to finished the 200 medley relay in 1:44.88. The Kansas “B” team of sophomore Lauren Bonfe, freshman Shanna Bradbury, senior Emily Rusch and junior Tricia Tindall finished the race in 1:50.10 to place sixth.

The `Hawks took home another first place finish in the 200 free. Senior co-captain Gina Gnatzig took the top spot with a time of 1:50.01. Sophomore Lindsey Herre (1:56.65) finished eighth and freshman Kendall Matous (1:58.35) finished ninth.

Short finished first in the 100 back with a time of 56.23. Bonfe (57.79) finished second and sophomore Allie Rubino (59.62) finished sixth.

Herrmann finished first in the 100 breast with a time of 1:03.61. Freshman Rhynn Malloy (1:08.35) finished seventh and sophomore Nikki Maples (1:10.81) finished ninth.

Freshman Molly Brammer finished the 1650 free in 17:01.42 to give her a second place finish. Coming in sixth was junior Lia Pogioli with a time of 17:23.36. Leidigh finished second in the 200 fly with a time of 2:02.19. Junior Emily Knopp (2:07.19) finished fifth and co-captain Rusch (2:08.94) finished sixth.

In the 50 free, Urbatchka finished third with a time of 24.23. Tindall (25.02) finished sixth, Bonfe (25.53) finished eighth, and freshman Jessica Brozek (25.67) finished 10th. In the 400 IM, Bradbury finished sixth with a time of 4:29.16, Rusch finishedsixth in 4:35.96 and Brammer finished seventh in 4:41.55.

In diving action, junior Shelby Noonan lead the way for the Jayhawks in the one-meter competition with her third place score of 242.00. Senior Robyn Karlage (226.80) finished sixth, senior Casey Topol (208.85) finished eighth and freshman Hannah McMacken (203.55) finished ninth.

The Jayhawks will continue competition Saturday at noon. For complete results go to www.kuathletics.com.