Sunday, January 17, 2010

Kuzhil leads KU swimming and diving team


Junior Iuliia Kuzhil broke two pool records to help the Kansas University women’s swimming and diving team defeat Nebraska, 182-109, Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.

Kuzhil, a junior from Cherkasy, Ukraine, won the 100 and 200 backstroke events. In the 100 backstroke, her time of 55.20 seconds broke the pool record previously set by Kansas’ Katie Chapeau in 1993. That time was also good enough to meet the NCAA ‘B’ qualifying standard.

Kuzhil also broke the pool record in the 200 backstroke with her time of 1:59.42, breaking the previous time of 2:00.72 set by Texas A&M;’s Emily Neal in 2008.


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