The Huskers look to improve to 10-0 on the season
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Huskers Look to Stay Perfect Against Jackrabbits, Panthers

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska at South Dakota State
Date: Nov. 9
Location: HPER Center Pool, Brookings, S.D.
Time: 4 p.m.

Northern Iowa at Nebraska
Date: Nov. 10
Location: Devaney Natatorium, Lincoln, Neb.
Time: 11 a.m. 

The Nebraska swimming and diving team travels to Brookings, S.D. on Friday, Nov. 9, for a dual against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits beginning at 4 p.m. The Huskers earned a 199-93 victory in last season's opener against SDSU. Nebraska (8-0) is looking to improve to 9-0 both on the season and all-time against the Jackrabbits.

The Huskers will return to competition on Saturday, Nov. 10, as they will play host to Northern Iowa in a dual beginning at 11 a.m. at the Devaney Natatorium. Northern Iowa (0-3) will be looking for its first dual win on the season either against Nebraska-Omaha on Friday or Nebraska on Saturday. The Huskers haven't faced the Panthers in a dual since January of 2007.

Next week will see the Husker divers travel to Houston, Texas, for the Phil Hansel Invite Nov.15-17. Meanwhile, the Husker swimmers with head to Topeka, Kan., for the Kansas Classic Nov. 16-17. After that, the squad will have two weeks to prepare for its Nov.30-Dec. 02 trek to Iowa City, Iowa, for the Hawkeye Invitational. The Huskers will then take a month off before returning to the pool in January for holiday training.

Last Time Vs. South Dakota State: Huskers Handle South Dakota State, 199-93 (10/22/11)

The Nebraska swimming and diving team defeated the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State, 193-99 on Saturday afternoon at the Devaney Natatorium. It is the Husker's eighth win all-time against the Jackrabbits. The Huskers have never lost to the Jackrabbits.

Ten different Huskers contributed wins on the day. Payton Michaud won both the 1-meter and the 3-meter dive (265.95, 290.40), while Hayley Martin won the 50-yard freestyle (24.94) and the 500-yard freestyle (53.41). Bailey Pons, Kelly Dunn, Rebekah Land, Shannon Guy, Natalie Morris, Morgan Flannigan, Kristin Strecker and Ellan Dufour also added wins for the Huskers on the day.

Ashley Valdez and Morgan McLain of South Dakota State won the two final individual events of the day for South Dakota State before the Jackrabbits too the 400-yard freestyle relay.   

The Huskers will now travel to Houston, Texas on Oct. 28 for the Rice Invitational. Following the invite, the Huskers will return to the Devaney Natatorium on Nov. 11 for a showdown against UNO.  

Last Time Vs. Northern Iowa: Huskers Remain Perfect on the Road (1/19/07)

Freshman Hailey Dean and seniors Lauren Bailey and Kate Wheeler won two events each as the Nebraska swimming and diving team won the first nine events overall and cruised to an easy 121-81 win over Northern Iowa on Friday in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

The win improved the Huskers to 5-5 on the season, including a 3-0 head-to-head dual record on the road, while the Panthers fell to 3-8. It was the first of two meets in two days for the Big Red as NU will now travel to Ames to take on Iowa State on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Many Huskers competed in a wide array of events, but that didn't slow Nebraska from a quick start after the 400 medley relay team of sophomore C.J. Bray, Dean, senior Bailey Ingles and sophomore Jenna Stroud won the first event of the meet in 4:03.95, nearly five seconds ahead of the competition. Dean then went on to win the 50 (25.18) and 100 freestyle (54.25) races to give her three total wins on the day.

Senior Kate Wheeler swam the 200 IM for the first time since last season's dual against Northern Iowa on Oct. 22, 2005 and won the event in 2:13.50, while freshman Colleen Criss (2:16.18) and Michelle Criss (2:17.06) finished second and third. Wheeler dominated the 1,000 freestyle by 42 seconds (10:23.53) for her other win on the night. 

Senior Lauren Bailey broke the one-minute mark to win 100 butterfly in 59.93 and also took first in the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:54.75. Bailey had not competed in the 100 butterfly in a regular season meet since her sophomore season on Jan. 28, 2005 against Nebraska-Omaha/Northern Colorado.

Ingles and freshman Mariah Hutchinson had Nebraska's remaining two wins as Ingles won the 100 backstroke (1:01.01), while Hutchinson took the 500 freestyle (5:08.29) ahead of Sarah Broker, another freshman, in second place (5:16.74).

Following Hutchinson's win in the 500 freestyle the Huskers had clinched the victory and Nebraska swam the final two events (100 breaststroke and 400 freestyle relay) exhibition.

Last time Out: Huskers Cruise Past Coyotes, Down Cyclones (10/26/12)

The Nebraska swimming and diving team defeated South Dakota (240-59) and Iowa State (176.5-122.5) in their dual meet that took place Friday afternoon at Iowa State's Beyer Pool.

Nebraska won eight of the fourteen individual events and both relays on Friday to take the dual meet victory and improve their record to 8-0 on the season. Junior Bailey Pons led the way for the Huskers, winning the 200-yard (1:53.56), 500-yard (5:00.71), and 1,000-yard freestyles (10:17.18). 

Senior Hayley Martin also stood out with wins in the 100-yard backstroke (57.02) and 100-yard freestyle (51.20). Additionally, Martin was a part of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relay teams.

Shannon Guy (100-yard butterfly), Payton Michaud (one-meter dive), and Kailey Harmon (three-meter dive) also added victories for the Huskers.

Junior Imelda Wistey led the way for Iowa State, winning the 100- and 200-yard breaststrokes, as the Cyclones defeated the Coyotes 246-53.


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