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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

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

2 years, 8 months ago


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