Swimming and Diving Loses to Missouri
Oct. 30, 2004
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The University of Kansas swimming and diving team lost to Border Showdown rival Missouri, 157-144, in a Big 12 dual meet, Saturday at University Natatorium in Columbia, Mo. The loss dropped the Jayhawks' dual meet record this season to 1-3 and 0-3 in Big 12 duals. Missouri also picked up one point in the Border Showdown competition with the victory.
Senior Amy Gruber highlighted the meet for Kansas, as she won three events on the day. The Bigelow, Ark., native, won the 50 free (24.12), the 100 free (52.23) and the 100 butterfly (56.95). The Jayhawks also had a strong performance from freshman Terri Schramka, who collected wins in the 100 backstroke in a time of 57.85 and the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:06.04. Schramka teamed up with sophomores Jenny Short and Hannah Bakke and junior Lindsey Urbatchka to win the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:46.19.
"We're very disappointed with our loss to Missouri today," head coach Clark Campbell said. "We had a number of outstanding performances, but we just came up short."
Kansas recorded wins in the meet's first five events, which included freshman Lindsay Herre's victory in the 1000 freestyle in a time of 10:28.12. Junior Gina Gnatzig won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:53.75. Bakke collected her second first-place finish of the meet in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.78.
"As the head coach, I shoulder all the responsibility for the loss," Campbell said. "The team swam and dove their hearts out, but as a head coach, I have to have them better prepared to compete at this level than what I did today."
The Jayhawks will next be in action when they host Illinois in non-conference dual meet action at 2 p.m., Nov. 6, in Lawrence, Kan.