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PAINTER CLAIMS BIG 12 TITLE

March 7, 1999

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— Kansas junior Tyler Painter won the 1650 freestyle in 15:08.42 on Saturday for his third Big 12 men's swimming title.

"I'm not happy with my time," Painter said. "I didn't feel too good. I'd like to have swum a lot faster. To win is all right, but in this sport time is very important too. I would have rather gone under 15 minutes. I still have NCAAs and I'm not rested. We'll see what happens there."

KU sophomore Jon Reyes finished eighth in the 1650 in 15:47.37.

Other KU swimmers placing were Will Bernhardt, sixth in the 200 backstroke (1:49.55); Brandon Chestnut, sixth in the 200 breast (2:01.11).

Adam Hanhart and Kenny Haglund placed sixth and seventh, respectively, in platform diving. Hanhart totaled 501.70 points and Haglund 482.30 points.

KU's 400 freestyle relay team of Brant Peoples, Chestnut, Jason Carr and Andy Kyser finished fifth with a season-best 3:00.82.

Texas won the team title with 882.5 points. KU was fifth with 452 points.

Russell takes fifth

at NCAA Indoor

Indianapolis -- Kansas' Scott Russell became a two-time All-American on Saturday when he placed fifth in the 35-pound throw at the NCAA Indoor track meet.

inches.

feet further this year than last year when he was second," KU coach Gary Schwartz said.

"He had five throws over 21 meters," Schwartz said. "He was the most consistent thrower in the group, but they don't give points for consistency."

Colby Miller, KU's other competitor on Saturday, did not place in the men's pole vault.

Jayhawks drop three

in Arizona tourney

Tucson, Ariz. -- Louisiana State scored five runs in the top of the third inning and held on Saturday for a 5-4 victory over Kansas in the Arizona Invitational softball tournament.

Later, Notre Dame dumped KU, 4-1, and 6-4 in 10 innings.

The Jayhawks are 9-7 overall and 1-4 in the tourney.

Against LSU, Kansas scored twice in the second and twice in the fifth.

Center fielder Christi Musser had two of KU's six hits and drove in a run.

Sarah Workman (5-2) suffered the loss, allowing nine hits in seven innings. She struck out five Tigers.

In the first loss to Notre Dame, Katie Malone scored KU's lone run, which was unearned. The Jayhawks managed just four hits.

The Irish collected 10 hits, including two by Santa Fe Trail product Jarrah Myers.

Jessi Kowal (4-2) was the losing pitcher against Notre Dame. She allowed eight In the nightcap, the Irish scored three runs in the top of the 10th to topple Kansas.

Leah Tabb went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs for the Jayhawks. Shannon Stanwix also clubbed two doubles. Shelly Musser had three hits.

LSU 5, Kansas 4

LSU 005 000 0 -- 5 9 1

Kansas 020 020 0 -- 4 6 1

Sophia Mount, Ashley Lewis (2), Britni Sneed (7) and Ashlee Ducote, Jennifer Schuelke; Sarah Workman and Heather Sims. W--Lewis, 7-1. L--Workman, 5-2. Sv--Sneed, 2.

3B--Trenea Peel, LSU. HR--Tara Asbill, LSU.

Notre Dame 4, Kansas 1

Kansas 010 00 0 0 -- 1 4 2

Notre Dame 013 000 x -- 4 10 1

Jessi Kowal, Melanie DeWinter (3) and Lezli Leathers; Jennifer Kriech, Jennifer Sharron (1) and Kris McCleary. W--Sharron, 4-3. L--Kowal, 4-2.

2B--Jennifer Kriech, Notre Dame.

Notre Dame 6, Kansas 4

Notre Dame 020 000 100 3 -- 6 11 2

Kansas 021 000 000 1-- 4 13 2

Melanie Alkirie, Jennifer Sharron (3) and Kris McCleary; Sarah Workman and Heather Sims. W--Sharron, 5-3. L--Workman, 5-3.

2B--Jarrah Myers, Kathleen Hoag, Sharron, ND; Musser, Stanwix 2, Tabb 2. HR--Melanie Alkirie 2, Kris McCleary, ND.

KU netters

outlast NU

Kansas won four singles matches and a doubles match to upend Nebraska, 5-4, in its Big 12 men's tennis opener on Saturday at Alvamar.

Kenny Powell, Alex Barragan, Quentin Blakeney and Rodrigo Echagaray won their singles matches. Blakeney and Echagaray teamed to win in doubles.

The Jayhawks (6-1) have won six duals in a row.

Next for KU is a dual with Yale on March 19 in San Diego.

Kansas 5, Nebraska 4

Singles

Dinko Verzi, NU, def. Luis Uribe, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.

Kenny Powell, KU, def. Lance Mills, 6-1, 6-3.

Jorge Abos Sanchez, NU, def. Ed Dus, 6-3, 6-2.

Alex Barragan, KU, def. Roshawn Fernando, 6-2, 6-2.

Quentin Blakeney, KU, def. Kai Riecke, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

Rodrigo Echagaray, KU, def. Andrew Wiese, 6-4, 6-2.

Doubles

Verzei-Wise, NU, def. Uribe-Dus, 8-5

Mills-Abos Sanchez, NU, def. Barragan-Powell, 8-4

Blakeney-Echagaray, KU, def. Rieke-Ryan Haith, 8-6.

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