Kansas Swimming and Diving Completes Dual Against Harvard and Northeastern

Dec. 3, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan.–The University of Kansas Swimming and Diving team completed a two-day double dual against Harvard and Northeastern, falling to Harvard 198-121 and defeating Northeastern 233-85.

Senior Gina Gnatzig led the way for the Jayhawks. The co-captain finished second in the 100 free with a time of 51.96 and second in the 500 free in 4:56.16. During the first day of competition, she also finished first in the 200 free in 1:50.01. That time was a NCAA “B” standard time.

Gnatzig, along with freshman Ashley Leidigh, sophomore Terri Schramka, and senior Lindsey Urbatchka combined to finish second in the 400 free relay in 3:27.68.

In the 400 IM, freshman Shanna Bradbury finished fifth in 4:29.16, senior Emily Rusch finished sixth in 4:35.96 and freshman Molly Brammer finished seventh in 4:41.55.

Leidigh finished fourth in the 100 free in 52.28, followed by junior Tricia Tindall in sixth (53.55) and sophomore Lindsey Herre in ninth (55.14).

Leidigh set a NCAA “B” Standard time with her first place time of 54.89 in the 100 fly. Urbatchka finished fourth (57.02) and sophomore Lauren Bonfe finished eighth (58.52).

In the 200 back, Schramka finished second with a time of 2:01.50. Sophomore Allie Rubino finished seventh with a time of 2:06.57. Freshman Danielle Herrmann finished third in the 200 breast in 2:19.64. Freshman Rhynn Malloy finished sixth with a time of 2:23.97 and sophomore Nikki Maples finished eighth (2:28.40). Herrmann also set a NCAA “B” standard time in the 100 breast (1:03.61) during Friday’s competition.

In the 500 free, junior Lia Pogioli (5:02.76) finished sixth, Brammer (5:02.83) finished seventh and freshman Kendall Matous (5:12.07) finished eighth.

Herrmann finished second in the 200 IM with a time of 2:07.90). Bradbury finished seventh (2:11.34), Rusch finished ninth (2:12.33) and sophomore Nikki Maples finished 11th (2:14.02).

In diving action, junior Shelby Noonan lead the way for the Jayhawks. She scored 265.95 points to finish second. Senior Robyn Karlage finished fifth (226.65), senior Casey Topol finished eighth (197.00) and freshman Hannah McMacken finished 10th (175.30).

“Overall, we did really well against a Harvard team that was prepared to swim fast,” said head coach Clark Campbell. “They were ultra ready and it is hard to get that number of people to do as good or better than we did at the Minnesota Invite.”

The Jayhawks will next be in action Jan. 6 at the Florida International Relays.

Complete Results