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Thursday, October 27, 2016

KU swimmers topple TCU

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Kansas won 13 of 16 events in a 190-108 swimming and diving victory over TCU on Thursday at Robinson Natatorioum.

Winning individual events for KU were Libby Walker in the 1,000-yard freestyle and 500 freestyle, Jenny Nusbaum in the 200 freestyle, Yulduz Kuchkarova in the 100 backstroke, Haley Downey in the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke, Haley Bishop in the 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly, Taylor Sieperda in the 50 freestyle, Breonna Barker in the 100 freestyle and Pia Pavlic in the 200 individual medley.

KU also won the 200 medley relay (Kuchkarova, Downey, Pavlic and Bishop) and 400 freestyle relay (Bishop, Jenny Nusbaum, Barker and Kuchkarova).

The Jayhawks opened the meet with seven straight event victories.

“Swimmers are very observant of what’s going on around them, especially when they look at the scoreboard,” KU coach Clark Campbell said. “You win one race and the next they think, ‘We don’t want to be the first event that loses.’ It kind of spurs them on.”

KU improved to 3-0 in dual meets this season.

“It’s a good way to start,” Campbell said. “It’s better than being 0-3; I’d rather go that route,” Campbell said.

KU’s next meet is Nov. 5 at Nebraska.

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