Saturday, September 17, 2016

KU swimmers win Open Water event


Kansas sophomores Haley Bishop and Libby Walker tied for first to share the individual title at the inaugural CSCAA National Collegiate Open Water Championship on Saturday at Lone Star Lake.

KU freshman Jenny Nusbaum finished third in the 5,000-meter race, and KU took first place in the team standing among eight schools.

Bishop and Walker each swam a time of 1:05:48.32, and Nusaum swam a 1:05:48.85. KU’s Breonna Barker was eighth in 1:07:33.22, and Cassaundra Pino finished 20th in 1:11:27.78.

KU had a team time of 3:17:20.99, and second-place Rice was at 3:20:24.06.

“It’s the coolest thing ever, to have two Jayhawks up there and we had Jenny as well, who had an incredible finish,” Walker said. “It’s just really cool to get to share it with these girls because we trained really hard for this, it was a lot of effort put in by everyone.”


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