Swimming and Diving Tops Truman State

<strong>LAWRENCE, Kan.</strong> -- The University of Kansas swimming and diving team defeated Truman State, 177-103, in dual meet action, Friday in Lawrence, Kan. The win moves the Jayhawks' dual meet record this season to 5-5. The meet consisted of 16 events including one and three-meter diving competitions.

"We have a ton of respect for the Truman State swimming program," head coach Clark Campbell said. "We were a little scared of them coming into tonight, but our performance showed that we getting better with each meet."

Senior Amy Gruber won three individual events and was a member of a winning relay team for the second consecutive dual meet. The Bigelow, Ark., native won the 50 freestyle (24.04), the 100 freestyle (52.58) and the 200 freestyle (1:53.62) events. Gruber also teamed up with senior Aly Colver, junior Lindsey Urbatchka and freshman Terri Schramka to win the 200 freestyle relay in a time of 1:38.22. Urbatchka and Schramka joined senior Miranda Isaac and junior Gina Gnatzig to win the 400 medley relay in a time of 3:51.92. Both Urbatchka and Schramka picked up individual wins, as Urbatchka won the 100 butterfly in a time of 57.02, and Schramka won the 100 backstroke (58.71) and the 500 freestyle (5:06.58). Isaac won the 200 breaststroke for the second consecutive meet with a time of 2:22.36.

The Jayhawks also received team points from Lia Pogioli's win in the 1000 freestyle in a time of 10:28.94. Senior Becca Zarazan recorded an individual win in the 200 butterfly in a time of 2:07.72. On the diving boards, sophomore Jenny Roberts won the one-meter competition with a score of 258.15 and junior Casey Topol won the three-meter competition with a score of 283.80.

"Our goal is to concentrate on the next few weeks ahead in preparation for the Big 12 Championships in February," Campbell added. "Tonight was a big step in the right direction."

The Jayhawks will next be in action when they travel to Springfield, Mo., Jan. 28, to face Drury in dual meet action at 6 p.m. The following day, Jan. 29, Kansas will be in Fayetteville, Ark., to take on Arkansas at 1 p.m.

Story courtesy: KUAC

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