🏊♀️ MEET PREVIEW: vs Nebraska
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas swimming and diving host Nebraska on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. inside Robinson Natatorium for their second home contest of the season. This will be the fifth consecutive season that the Jayhawks and Cornhuskers have faced off in the regular season, with the Jayhawks having won three of the previous four meetings.
The Jayhawks enter the weekend a perfect 3-0 on the season with wins over Colorado State (214-84), Missouri State (244-101) and South Dakota (261-87).
KU’s strong start to its 2019-20 season has been due to a strong team effort all-around. As a team, it has claimed 33 first-place finishes out of a total of 35 events through their first three meets. Sophomore Kate Steward has already placed first in all six of her individual events she has competed in this season, which is currently a team-high. Not far behind her is senior Jenny Nusbaum who has four gold finishes to her name.
In the diving portion, freshman Jiayu Chen has been leading the way for the Jayhawks as she has claimed four straight first-place finishes in her events.
The meet is scheduled to be a blue out for all those in attendance.
HEAD COACH CLARK CAMPBELL’S THOUGHTS
OPPONENT PREVIEW: NEBRASKA
- The Cornhuskers enter the weekend 3-0 with wins over South Dakota State (154.5-88.5), Northern Iowa (143-100) and Iowa State (151-149).
- Gwen Worlton won the 100-yard breast (1:05.10) and finished second in the 200-yard breast (2:21.65) in their last meet against Iowa State.
- Madison Coughlen claimed her first event victories for the season against the Cyclones in the 100-yard butterfly (56.72) and the 200-yard butterfly (2:03.85).
- Audrey Coffey touched the wall first in the 1,000-yard free (10:14.95) and the 500-yard free (5:06.36).
2018 AT NEBRASKA
- Kansas won 152-146.
- The Jayhawks opened the meet with three straight wins over the Cornhuskers.
- Jenny Nusbaum brought home gold in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:06.72) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:55.82).
- Kate Steward won both the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.53) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:18.39).
- Peri Charapich set then-career highs in the one-meter (242.85) and the three-meter (228.97) events.
- Kansas divers head out to Columbia, Mo. to compete in the three-day Tiger Invite from Nov. 21-23.
- The KU swimmers will be hosting the Kansas Classic for the fourth consecutive season. The meet is scheduled to take place Nov. 22-24 in Topeka, Kan.