Jayhawks Defeat Cornhuskers 192-103
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas swimming and diving continued their perfect start to the season with a 192-103 victory over the visiting Nebraska Cornhuskers inside Robinson Natatorium. The win gives KU a 4-0 record as they enter midseason.
Four different Jayhawks earned themselves two top individual finishes on the afternoon to lead all the swimmers and divers. Senior Jenny Nusbaum finished with the fastest time in the 200 and 100-yard freestyles while sophomore Kate Steward claimed hers in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events. Freshman Autumn Looney claimed her first two gold finishes of her collegiate career in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly.
In the diving portion of the meet, it was freshman Jiayu Chen who led the way for the Jayhawks once again. She claimed the best score in both the 1-meter (309.15) and the 3-meter (336.60) dives. The finishes give her six consecutive top finishes to begin her collegiate career.
THOUGHTS FROM KATE STEWARD
KEY RACE RESULTS
- Jenny Nusbaum took home first place in the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.75) and the 100-yard freestyle (51.66).
- Manon Manning claimed first place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 54.80.
- Kate Steward finished with two top-times in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.35) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:17.41).
- Autumn Looney touched the wall first in the 50-yard freestyle (24.26) and the 100-yard butterfly (56.21).
- Elizabeth Amato-Hanner won the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:00.48.
- Kansas’ A relay team (Manning, Steward, Kaitlyn Witt and Carly Straight) won the 200-yard medley relay with a final time of 1:42.81.
- Kansas’ A relay team (Nusbaum, Amato-Hanner, Claire Campbell and Manning) claimed the top time in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:28.15.
- Kansas’ dive team will travel to Columbia, Missouri to participate in the Tiger Invite from Nov. 21-23.
- KU’s swim team will be hosting the Kansas Classic Nov. 22-24 in Topeka, Kansas.