Arizona State Women’s Swimming and Diving Downs Kansas in Long Course Duel

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Silja Kansakoski won both breaststrokes for the Sun Devils. Photo Courtesy: McKenna Ehrmantraut

No. 21 Arizona State women’s swimming and diving started off on a high note with a win in their first event and never looked back, gliding past Kansas, 209.5-88.5, on Saturday afternoon at the Mona Plumer Aquatic Center.

Team Scores:

  • Arizona State 209.5, Kansas 88.5
  • RESULTS

Arizona State Women’s Swimming and Diving Press Release

Over in the diving well, Hannah Sanders took second place in the women’s three-meter springboard and fourth in the one-meter springboard in her second dual meet of the season.

The meet differed from traditional dual meets as the women swam long course meters, as is the standard on the international swimming level, opposed to the usual short course yards that the NCAA has accustomed to.

The foursome of Chloe Isleta, Silja Kansakoski, Lindsay Looney and Camryn Curry started off the meet on a high note to take first place in the 200 medley relay. The women came out on fire in the following event as well, with freshman Claire Nguyen, Emma Nordin, Savannah Mitchell and Caitlyn Wilson going 1-2-3-4 for the Sun Devils. After two events, ASU held a huge 29-7 lead over the Jayhawks.

Erica Laning and Kendall Dawson took their turn in the 200 free, with Laning taking first and Dawson taking second in the event. Isleta marked four-straight event wins for the Sun Devils as she took first in the 100 back, with freshman Jane Brown touching the wall soon after for second place.

Kansas Press Release

Kansas swimming and diving received its first loss of the season on Saturday, Jan. 11, when the No. 21 ranked Sun Devils of Arizona State defeated the Jayhawks 209.5-88.5 at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center.

The meet served as the Jayhawks’ first run competing in a long course meters (LCM) pool this season. KU finished with six different swimmers claiming top-three finishes on the day. They were highlighted by junior Lauryn Parrish and sophomore Kate Steward who both claimed second-place finishes. Parrish claimed hers in the 200-meter backstroke after finishing with a time of 2:20.13 while Steward got hers in the 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2:38.02.

The diving portion of the meet was dominated once again by freshman Jiayu Chen. Chen continued her hot start to the season by claiming first place in both the 1-meter (295.50) and the 3-meter (316.05) events. Her top finishes give her a combined 10-straight first place finishes in those events to begin her collegiate career dating back to the Kansas Double Dual (Oct. 11-12).

“We finished our training trip with a meet that really challenged us. ASU is a very strong program that took us out of our comfort zone. We competed well and definitely grew from the opportunity of racing a top-25 program after a tough week of altitude training,” head coach Clark Campbell said.

KEY RACE RESULTS

  • The Kansas A relay group (Manon Manning, Kate Steward, Elizabeth Amato-Hanner and Jenny Nusbaum) claimed second place in the 200-meter medley relay with a final time of 1:57.61.
  • Nusbaum secured third place in the 200-meter freestyle (2:05.19) and the 100-meter freestyle (58.62).
  • Amato-Hanner took home a third-place finish in the 100-meter backstroke (1:05.03) and the 200-meter backstroke (2:22.90).
  • Steward claimed silver in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:38.02) and bronze in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:13.00).
  • Autumn Looney tied for third place in the 50-meter freestyle (27.19) and finished third in the 100-meter butterfly (1:03.13).
  • Lauryn Parrish secured silver in the 200-meter backstroke with a final time of 2:20.13.
  • Dannie Dilsaver came in third place in the 200-meter individual medley with a final time of 2:23.92.
  • The Kansas A relay group (Nusbaum, Claire Campbell, Looney and Parrish) came in third place in the 400-meter freestyle relay with a final time of 3:56.36.
  • Jiayu Chen won both the 1-meter (295.50) and the 3-meter (316.05) diving events.

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