Jayhawks Sweep Second Day, Defeat Cyclones, 190-106
Feb. 9, 2013
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Senior Brooke Brull picked up two first-place finishes to lead the Jayhawks to a, 190-106, victory after the second day of their dual against Big 12 rival Iowa State, Saturday morning inside Robinson Natatorium.
Brull, swimming in her last meet in Robinson, set a season-best time in the 200-yard backstroke (2:01.64) and another season-best mark in the 200-yard IM (2:05.57), before she anchored the first-place 400-yard relay team that shaved two seconds off of their previous season-best time (3:27.78) to give Kansas (6-4, 2-0 Big 12) the edge over Iowa State (4-5).
“Brooke had an awesome meet,” Kansas assistant coach Jen Fox said. “She ended her senior season with a lot of momentum. We are very pleased with her performance today. She did a really good job of leading the way with the seniors.”
The Jayhawks swept all eight events on the meet’s second day, after losing just one event on the first night. In addition to Brull, KU got first place finishes from senior Svetlana Golovchun, who tied for first with freshman Haley Molden in the 100-yard freestyle (52.28), juniors Alison Lusk (2:20.00, 200-yard breaststroke) and Malia Johnson (5:01.06, 500-yard freestyle), sophomore Deanna Marks (57.09, 100-yard butterfly) and freshman Meredith Brownell, who finished first in the one-meter dive, with a NCAA Zone qualifying score of 291.07. Senior Christy Cash also finished the one-meter event with a NCAA Zone qualifying score of 266.77.
“Overall, it was a great performance and one of our better dual meets this season,” Fox said. “We are really excited about where we are. We are going into Big 12’s with a lot of momentum and that was one of our goals for this weekend.”
This weekend’s meet marked the last home event for eight Kansas seniors. However, the Jayhawks head to Austin, Texas for the Big 12 Championships at the end of this month to close out the season.
“(The seniors) all swam right at their in-season best times or better,” Fox said. “They did a really nice job and they are going to lead the way in the Big 12’s. It was a good way to end their senior careers here today.”
The Jayhawks will now have a two week break from competition, while they train and turn their focus to the Big 12 Championships, Feb. 27-March 2, in Austin, Texas.
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