Sunday, January 12, 2020

KU swim falls to No. 21 Arizona State


Kansas swimming and diving received its first loss of the season on Saturday, when No. 21 Arizona State handed KU a 209.5-88.5 defeat at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center.

The meet served as the Jayhawks’ first run competing in a long course meters pool this season. KU finished with six different swimmers claiming top-three finishes on the day. Junior Lauryn Parrish and sophomore Kate Steward led the way with a pair of second-places finishes. Parrish was a runner-up in the 200-meter backstroke after finishing with a time of 2:20.13, while Steward notched second in the 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2:38.02.

The diving portion of the meet was dominated once again by freshman Jiayu Chen. She continued her hot start to the season by claiming first place in both the 1-meter (295.50) and the 3-meter (316.05) events. Chen's top finishes give her a combined 10 straight first-place finishes in those events to begin her collegiate career dating back to the Kansas Double Dual (Oct. 11-12).

Kansas will have a home matchup against William Jewell on Thursday. The meet is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. inside Robinson Natatorium.


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