Jayhawks dominate first day of Kansas Double Dual
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas swimming and diving dominates the first day of the Kansas Double Dual, leading against both Missouri State (141-43) and South Dakota (154-31) through 10 events inside Robinson Natatorium.
KU got off to a fast start as the Kansas A relay squad claimed first place in the 200-yard medley relay. Senior Elizabeth Amato-Hanner, juniors Manon Manning, Dannie Dilsaver and sophomore Kaitlyn Witt finished the event in 1:44.30. That would be the first of eight first-place finishes for the Jayhawks on the night.
Sophomore Kate Steward led the Jayhawks with two first-place finishes on the night. She swam her way to the top finish in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.52) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:05.34).
In diving, it was freshman Jiayu Chen who finished as the number one point-getter in the one-meter diving event. She finished with a score of 285.80.
The second day of the event is scheduled to take place on Saturday (Oct. 12) at 12 p.m. inside Robinson Natatorium.
Head Coach Clark Campbell’s Thoughts
- Junior Crissie Blomquist finished in second place in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:20.16.
- Senior Jenny Nusbaum claimed first place in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:49.90.
- Senior Elizabeth Amato-Hanner won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 55.72.
- Sophomore Kate Steward claimed gold in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.52) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:05.34).
- Freshman Amelie Lessing finished in first place in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:03.53.
- Junior Manon Manning won silver in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.11 while sophomore Dewi Blose claimed bronze in the event with a time of 24.12.