Huskers Drop Mavericks In Pair
Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska swimming and diving team defeated Nebraska-Omaha 154-83 on Friday at the HPER Swimming Pool in Omaha, Neb., and 154-81 on Saturday at the Devaney Natatorium. The wins improved Nebraska's dual record to 4-0 on the season after last weekend's victories against North Dakota and St. Cloud State. They also improved to 17-0 all time against UNO.
On Friday, the Huskers won nine out of the eleven individual events, while winning both the 400-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays. A number of swimmers contributed to the victory, but junior Payton Michaud and senior Hayley Martin played significant roles on the day. Michaud won both the one-meter dive (289.57) and the three-meter dive (310.65), while Martin won the 50-yard freestyle (23.87) and was a part of both winning relay teams.
Other Husker winners on Friday were Bailey Pons (1,000-yard free), Katt Sickle (200-yard free), Natalie Morris (200-yard fly), Ariel Weech (100-yard free), Ellan Dufour (200-yard back), and Morgan Flannigan (500-yard free).
On Saturday, the Huskers won all eleven individual events and both relays. Juniors Shannon Guy and Bailey Pons led the squad, each winning two events on the day. Guy was victorious in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.82) and 100-yard butterfly (57.57), while Pons took first place in the 500-yard freestyle (5:01.96) and 1,650-yard freestyle (17:22.10).
Morgan Flannigan (200-yard free), Ariel Weech (50-yard free), Katie Davis (200-yard IM), Kelly Dunn (100-yard free), Ellan Dufour (100-yard back), Amy Herman (one-meter dive), and Payton Michaud (three-meter dive) were the other event winners for the Huskers.
Nebraska will be back in action on Friday, Oct. 26, when they travel to Ames, Iowa, to take on Iowa State and South Dakota at 5 p.m.