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KU swimming in 4th at Big 12 meet

February 27, 2009

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— Kansas University’s swimming and diving team set another school record, but the Jayhawks fell to fourth in the team standings at the Big 12 Championships on Thursday at the Mizzou Aquatics Center.

KU’s 400-yard medley relay team — Iuliia Kuzhil, Danielle Herrmann, Maria Mayrovich and Abigail Anderson — placed third in 3:38.23.

With two days remaining, Kansas fell to fourth place with 173 points. Missouri surged to third with 209 points, while Texas and Texas A&M are fighting for the top spot. Nebraska and Iowa State are separated by only four points for fifth place.

Emily Lanteigne earned Kansas’ first individual points of the Big 12 Championships with her 15th-place finish in the 500 freestyle in 4:56.16. Carrah Haley also earned a top-20 finish with her time of 4:54.70.

A two-time NCAA qualifier, Herrmann placed sixth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:01.23. Joy Bunting had her best career-time of 2:01.22, which was fast enough to win the ‘B’ heat.

Three Jayhawks scored points in the 50 yard freestyle. Mayrovich had her career-best time of 22.37 and placed third. Erin Goetz earned a top-10 finish with a time of 23.23. Kuzhil finished just 0.15 seconds behind Goetz and earned four points for Kansas with her 13th-place finish.

Kansas also placed three divers in the top 12. Meghan Proehl and Erin Mertz placed seventh and eighth with 281.10 and 280.35 points, respectively. Hannah McMacken finished 12th place with 244.35.

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