Siloam Springs, Ark. (March 12, 2003) - John Brown University men and women's swim teams competed in the NAIA national meet last weekend in Lawrence, Kansas with the men's team finishing with 85 points to place 9th of 11 teams while the women's team scored 58 points to place 9th of 13 teams competing. Individuals and relay teams for the women recorded 5 new school records while at the meet. Kathleen Kubricht swam 1:01.40 in the 100 free event to best the school record of 1:02.02 set by All-American Nicole Breaux in 1999. The women's 400 free relay team of Jenny Brown, Jamie Yeoman, Kendall Witt, and Kubricht established a new record of 3:56.89 breaking the old record of 3:59.40 set in 1992 by Hepko, Dillabaugh, Hobson, and Peterson. In the 800 free relay, a new school record of 8:39.92 by Brown, Kubricht, Rebecca Camfield and Christy Eye bested the old record of 8:52.14 in 1993 by Hepko, Dillabaugh, Hobson, and Peterson. The 200 medley relay team of Camfield, Witt, Kubricht, and Brown swam to a new school record of 1:58.54 bettering the old record of 1:59.76 set by the same team earlier in the season. For the 400 medley relay record, the team of Camfield, Brown, Witt, and Kubricht swam 4:16.23. 8 seconds ahead of their previous record this season of 4:24.07.
For the men's competition, Brandon Jeffries was the only finalist, placing 6th in 3 meter diving. Two of the men's relay teams had season best times in events the men qualified in for the first time in four years. In the 800 free relay, the team of Luke Williams, Nate Head, Josh Hughes, and Nik Hook dropped their time to 7:34.6 and in the 400 medley relay, the same team dropped their season best to 3:44.83.