Jayhawks Among Nation's Top 50 After Season's First Swim
LAWRENCE, Kan. – After turning in what head coach Clark Campbell called a “mixed bag” during Kansas’ season-opening split with Denver and Missouri State, the Jayhawks climbed into CollegeSwimming.com’s top-50 rankings and debuted at No. 46 Monday.
Kansas saw a strong start to 2015-16 from perennial leader Chelsie Miller, who capped the team’s Senior Day celebration Saturday with a pool record in the 400-yard individual medley among four of her event wins and nine total Kansas individual wins during the weekend. Over the course of two days, the Jayhawks topped Missouri State 277-69 but dropped a 188-162 decision to Denver, which was ranked No. 33 in Monday’s poll.
Kansas’ Graylyn Jones swept the diving competition and the Jayhawks saw Libby Walker (1000-yard freestyle), Hannah Angell (100-yard backstroke) and Haley Molden (100-yard freestyle) emerge as event winners in the team’s first official competition of the season.
“It’s always neat to be recognized when you’re doing well and the team has put in a lot of hard work already this season,” Campbell said. “To be ranked among the top-50 teams in the country, so early in the year provides some validation for that effort. It’s a long season and we’re just getting started with the process, but we have a good team and are excited about what they’re working towards every week.”
The Jayhawks get right back in the water and will see how they stack up against Big 12 Conference foes this weekend when the team travels to Fort Worth for a dual with TCU.
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