Swimming and Diving Tops Truman State
Jan. 21, 2005
LAWRENCE, Kan. - The University of Kansas swimming and diving team defeated Truman State, 177-103, in dual meet action, Friday in Lawrence, Kan. The win moves the Jayhawks' dual meet record this season to 5-5. The meet consisted of 16 events including one and three-meter diving competitions.
"We have a ton of respect for the Truman State swimming program," head coach Clark Campbell said. "We were a little scared of them coming into tonight, but our performance showed that we getting better with each meet."
Senior Amy Gruber won three individual events and was a member of a winning relay team for the second consecutive dual meet. The Bigelow, Ark., native won the 50 freestyle (24.04), the 100 freestyle (52.58) and the 200 freestyle (1:53.62) events. Gruber also teamed up with senior Aly Colver, junior Lindsey Urbatchka and freshman Terri Schramka to win the 200 freestyle relay in a time of 1:38.22. Urbatchka and Schramka joined senior Miranda Isaac and junior Gina Gnatzig to win the 400 medley relay in a time of 3:51.92. Both Urbatchka and Schramka picked up individual wins, as Urbatchka won the 100 butterfly in a time of 57.02, and Schramka won the 100 backstroke (58.71) and the 500 freestyle (5:06.58). Isaac won the 200 breaststroke for the second consecutive meet with a time of 2:22.36.
The Jayhawks also received team points from Lia Pogioli's win in the 1000 freestyle in a time of 10:28.94. Senior Becca Zarazan recorded an individual win in the 200 butterfly in a time of 2:07.72. On the diving boards, sophomore Jenny Roberts won the one-meter competition with a score of 258.15 and junior Casey Topol won the three-meter competition with a score of 283.80. Topol's score on the three-meter board qualified her to compete in the NCAA Zone Diving competition, March 11-13. She joins sophomore Shelby Noonan as the only Jayhawks who have qualified to compete at the Zone Diving competition this season.
"Our goal is to concentrate on the next few weeks ahead in preparation for the Big 12 Championships in February," Campbell added. "Tonight was a big step in the right direction."
The Jayhawks will next be in action when they travel to Springfield, Mo., Jan. 28, to face Drury in dual meet action at 6 p.m. The following day, Jan. 29, Kansas will be in Fayetteville, Ark. to take on Arkansas at 1 p.m.