Sunday, March 1, 2020

KU swim claims 2nd at Big 12 Championships with program record in points


Kansas swimming and diving closed out the Big 12 Championships with a program-record 831 points and a second-place finish inside the Aquatic Complex at Mylan Park in Morgantown, W. Va.

The night began with sophomore Dewi Blose claiming silver in the 200-yard backstroke with a 1:54.34 final time. The finish gave Blose her second top-three finish of the championships after claiming bronze in the 100-yard backstroke on day three.

Sophomore Kate Steward won the 200-yard breaststroke final, and set a new Kansas school record, finishing the event in 2:10.68. She was joined on the podium by senior Haley Downey, who claimed runner-up in the event with a time of 2:13.95, and junior Dannie Dilsaver who finished fourth with a time of 2:24.50.

Kansas closed out the meet by placing second in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Seniors Carly Straight, Jenny Nusbaum, Elizabeth Amato-Hanner and junior Manon Manning finished the event in 3:19.72.

Following the conclusion of the relay, it was announced that freshman Jiayu Chen was named a Big 12 Championship co-diver of the meet. She won the 3-meter, placed second in the 1-meter and fifth in the platform dive.

The Jayhawks finished the championships with five broken school records. Texas won the women's competition with 1,012 points.


Dan Philipps 2 years, 5 months ago

Great job team ... Carry that momentum into NCAA's. Good luck!

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