Jayhawks Set the Pace on Day Two of Kansas Classic
TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas swim and dive finished another strong outing in the second day of the Kansas Classic on Saturday, ending the night with a commanding lead in the standings with 836.50 total points. Iowa State sits in second place with 450 and Miami (Florida) rounds out the top-three with 369 points.
The team opened up the finals with their first of four meet records with the 200-yard medley relay. The foursome of Manon Manning, Kate Steward, Kaitlyn Witt and Carly Straight completed the event in 1:40.06, which broke the record of 1:40.94 set last year by Kansas.
For Manning and Steward, this was the first of their record-breaking performances for the day. Steward continued her hot streak from day one by setting the new meet record in the 100-yard breaststroke with a final time of 1:00.80. Manning, on the other hand, did her work in the backstroke where the junior broke the record in the 100 with a final time of 52.75.
Senior Jenny Nusbaum got in on the record-breaking action in the 200-yard freestyle where she broke the same record she set last season with a final time of 1:47.59.
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KEY RACE RESULTS
- The Kansas A relay (Manning, Steward, Witt and Straight) set the meet record in the 200-yard medley relay and claimed first place with a time of 1:40.06.
- Jenny Nusbaum claimed first place and set a new meet record in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:47.59.
- Kate Steward won the 100-yard breaststroke and set a new meet record with a final time of 1:00.80.
- Manon Manning claimed gold in the 100-yard backstroke and set a new meet record with a final time of 52.75.
- Dannie Dilsaver claimed first place in the 400-yard individual medley with a final time of 4:17.58.
- Autumn Looney won the 100-yard butterfly with a final time of 54.59.
- The Kansas A relay (Paige Riekhof, Nusbaum, Claire Campbell and Lauryn Parrish) claimed gold in the 800-yard freestyle relay with a final time of 7:19.65.
- Kansas will compete in the final day of the Kansas Classic on Sunday, Nov. 24, with the preliminaries set to begin at 9 a.m. in Topeka, Kansas.