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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Miller, KU swims second at Big 12

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— Chelsie Miller lowered her own school record in the 200-yard butterfly, and Kansas University’s swimming and diving team on Saturday racked up the most points it ever had scored in the Big 12 Championships.

KU placed second with a school-best 650.5 points. Texas won with 1,043, while Iowa State was third at 570.5, West Virginia fourth (530) and TCU fifth at 451.

“There’s not much that beats accomplishing your goals as a team,” KU coach Clark Campbell said. “We really have to attribute our seniors leading us through this. It’s been a year in the making. Last year it wasn’t like this, and we set a goal to get back where we belong and swam great. I’m really excited for what we accomplished and for the team, but our four seniors — Laura Bilsborrow, Bryce Hinde, Chelsie Miller and Haley Molden — have meant so much to us, and it was really cool to have their leadership lead us to this point.”

Miller finished the 200 fly in a KU-record 1:58.25. She was just out-touched for first by Texas’ Remedy Rule (1:59.20).

Kansas’ Libby Walker added a runner-up finish in the 1,650 free (16:32.71), Yulduz Kuchkarova was third in the 200 back (1:57.07), and KU’s 400 free relay team — Haley Bishop, Pia Pavlic, Breonna Barker and Molden — took third in 3:23:10.

BIG 12

Saturday at Austin, Texas

Team scores: Texas 1043, Kansas 650.5, Iowa State 570.5, West Virginia 530, TCU 451.

Kansas Results

200 backstroke — 3. Yulduz Kuchkarova, 1:57.07; 6. Sammie Schurig, 1:59.77; 9. Pia Pavlic, 1:58.81; 13. Madison Straight, 2:01.11; 15. Hannah Angell, 2:02.88; 16. Taylor Sieperda, 2:04.02; 17. Madison Hutchison, 2:01.93; 20. Laura Bilsborrow, 2:05.02.

100 freestyle — 5. Breonna Barker, 50.74; 8. Haley Molden, 51.63; 11. Leah Pfizter, 51.50; 21. Hannah Driscoll, 52.18; 24. Nika Fellows, 53.18.

1650 freestyle — 2. Libby Walker, 16:32.71; 7. Lindsay Manning, 17:11.22.

200 breaststroke — 8. Gretchen Pocisk, 2:17.70; 11. Bryce Hinde, 2:17.94; 12. Lydia Pocisk, 2:18.57; 19. Brie Balsbough, 2:41.68.

200 butterfly — 2. Chelsie Miller, 1:58.25; 4. Libby Walker, 2:00.57; 5. Haley Bishop, 2:01.56; 17. Cassaundra Pino, 2:04.99.

400 freestyle relay — 3. Haley Bishop, Pia Pavlic, Breonna Barker, Haley Molden, 3:23.10.

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