Diego State at Nebraska
Date: Jan. 19
Location: Devaney Natatorium, Lincoln, Neb.
swimming and diving team returns to the pool on Saturday, Jan. 19, for a dual
against the San Diego State Aztecs. The Huskers will look to improve to 11-0 on
the season as they face an 8-1 SDSU squad.
San Diego State suffered its lone
loss on the season last weekend against #12 UCLA in Los Angeles. Prior to that,
the Aztecs had won 45 straight duals in a streak spanning three seasons.
Saturday is also
senior day for the Huskers as they honor nine athletes: Katie Davis, Ellan Dufour, Kailey Harmon, Amy Herman, Kelsey Larson, Hayley Martin, Ashley Reiter, Ariel Weech, and Sara
They have accumulated 315 top-five finishes, 60 individual event
titles, and 25 dual meet victories over the past four years at Nebraska,
including 19 individual event victories this year alone.
meet is the beginning of a three week stretch of meets for the Huskers. Next
weekend the Huskers will travel to Champaign, Illinois, for a dual on Jan. 26 against
Big Ten foe Illinois.
The following weekend will see the squad journey to
Evanston, Illinois, for the Northwestern Dual Meet Invite on Feb 1. After that,
Nebraska will have nearly three weeks to prepare for the Big Ten Championships
held Feb. 20-23.
Make Statement, Finish Second in Iowa City (12/3/12)
The Nebraska swimming and diving
team finished in second place with an overall score of 670 points in the
Hawkeye Invitational at the University of Iowa's Campus Recreation and Wellness
Center on Sunday.
The squad finished behind Michigan
(876.5), but defeated Iowa (559.5) and Northwestern (472.5), both of which
finished above the Huskers at last season's Big Ten Championships.
The Huskers had a wide variety of
standout performances during Sunday afternoon's finals. Bailey Pons got things
started with a fourth place finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle
The trio of Ariel Weech (49.75),
Hayley Martin (49.90), and Taryn Collura (49.98) finished second, third, and
fourth, respectively, in the 100-yard freestyle. Weech's time was the third
best in school history and was less than a second off the current school record
Kristin Strecker and Ashley Reiter
tied for fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:17.10. Natalie
Morris added a seventh-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly (2:02.26).
In the diving well, Amy Herman
(266.55), Kailey Harmon (237.90), and Nicole Schwery (233.60) placed second,
fourth, and fifth in the platform dive, respectively.
Other top-16 finishers on the day
were Ellan Dufour (200 Back), Morgan Flannigan (1,650 Free), Katt Sickle (1,650
Free), Shannon Guy (200 Fly), Melisa Mexia (200 Fly), Kelsey Larson (200
Breast), and Nikolina Sabo (200 Breast).
Nebraska finished the day with a
second place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The Huskers lost a tight
race to Michigan, losing by 28 hundredths of a second. The team of Weech,
Martin, Dunn, and Collura had the fourth fastest time in school history,
finishing in a time of 3:21.27.
Overall, Nebraska accumulated 47
top-16 finishes on the weekend. However, the only win came in the first event
of the meet, when the Huskers' 200-yard freestyle relay team finished in a time
of 1:31.07, just one hundredth of a second slower than the school record.
Notably, Hayley Martin set a school
record with her time of 54.25 in the 100-yard backstroke preliminaries on
Saturday. Therese Alshammar, who posted a time of 54.77 in 1998, held the