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Thursday, February 25, 2016

KU swimmers second at Big 12

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— Two Kansas University relay team claimed second-place finishes, and the Jayhawks held second place in the team standings Wednesday after day one of the Big 12 championships.

Yulduz Kuchkarova, Bryce Hinde, Pia Pavlic and Haley Bishop placed second in the 200 medley relay, and Bishop, Sammie Schurig, Breonna Barker and Chelsie Miller were second in the 800 freestyle relay. Texas led the team standings with 80 points, followed by KU (68), Iowa State, TCU (58) and West Virginia (58).

“Both relays were really solid efforts,” KU coach Clark Campbell said. “They were season-best performances and a really good way to start the meet.”

The meet continues through Saturday.

Team scores: Texas 80, Kansas 68, Iowa State 64, TCU 58, West Virginia 58.

Kansas results

200 medley relay — 2. Yulduz Kuchkarova, Bryce Hinde, Pia Pavlic, Haley Bishop, 1:40.10; Hannah Angell, Lydia Pocisk, Leah Pfitzer, Haley Molden, 1:44.25; Madison Hutchison, Gretchen Pocisk, Cassaundra Pino, Hannah Driscoll, 1:45.37; Madison Straight, Brie Balsbourgh, Zoya Wahlstrom, Taylor Sieperda, 1:45.78.

800 freestyle relay — 2. Haley Bishop, Sammie Schurig, Breonna Barker, Chelsie Miller, 7:16.84.

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