Manning Sets Two Records, Kansas Tops Arkansas for First Time Since 2004

Manon Manning Photo Courtesy: Andy Ringgold / Aringo Photos

Kansas swimming and diving utilized a record-setting day to defeat Arkansas 178-118 at Robinson Natatorium. The win marks the Jayhawks’ first victory over the Razorbacks since 2004.

KU began the meet fast and never looked back after the foursome of Manon Manning, Kate Steward, Elizabeth Amato-Hanner and Carly Straight broke the pool record in the 200-yard medley relay with a final time of 1:41.93. The record had not been broken since 2009. That would be the Jayhawks first of three pool records set on the day and the first of 11 first-place finishes.

The second broken record came three events later at the hands of Manning in the 100-yard backstroke. She touched the wall in just 53.43 seconds and broke the record that was set back in 2014.

Dannie Dilsaver was the third Jayhawk to etch her name into the record books on Saturday, and she did it in the 200-yard individual medley where she finished with a time of 2:02.70. Her finish broke the pool record that was set back in 2011.

Jenny Nusbaum won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:50.25. Manning also won the 200-yard backstroke with a final time of 1:59.73. Steward touched the wall first in the 100-yard breaststroke finishing with a time of 1:02.92.

Amelie Lessing claimed first place in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:05.76. Dilsaver also won the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:15.36. Greta Olsen won the 100-yard butterfly with a final time of 56.40.

Jiayu Chen claimed gold in both the 1-meter dive (290.03) and the 3-meter dive (305.85) events.

Anna Hopkin won the 50 free (22.76 seconds) and 100 free (49.77) for Arkansas. Payton Plasha and Lexi Ljunggren were 1-2 for the Razorbacks in both the 500 and 1,000.