Steward and Nusbaum compete on day two at the USA National Championships
STANFORD, Calif.—Two of the three Kansas swimmers competed on day two of the 2019 Phillips 66 National Championships Thursday at the Stanford Avery Aquatic Center. Kate Steward represented the Jayhawks in the 200-meter breaststroke, while Jenny Nusbaum competed in the 200-meter freestyle.
In the 75-swimmer field for the 200-meter breaststroke, Steward finished in 29th place with a time of 2:31.85. Steward came two places, and 0.90 seconds, behind second alternate Alexis Yager (2:30.95) for the chance to compete in the finals. A 2019 All-Big 12 first team selection, Steward was 5.18 seconds behind the first-place finisher Cox Madisyn (2:26.67).
As for Nusbaum, she finished 56th in the 98-swimmer field with a time of 2:02.59. That put her 4.38 seconds behind first-place finisher, Claire Tuggle.
"Kate and Jenny gave us a solid start to Nationals. They swam great and set us up well for Saturday."Clark Campbell, Head Coach
Haley Downey will be the final Kansas swimmer competing at the USA National Championships in the 100-meter breaststroke on Saturday, August 4. Downey currently holds the Kansas school record in the 100-yard breaststroke after her performances at the 2019 Big 12 Championship (1:00.51) and KU’s second-fastest time in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:12.45).
The preliminary rounds for each event will take place in the morning of each competition day, with finals to follow in the evening. Fans can watch the action live on USAswimming.org and NBCsports.com.