Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska swimming and diving team began
their season Friday afternoon at the Devaney Natatorium with their annual
intrasquad dual in which the Cream defeated the Scarlet 131-86. The Cream team
was in control from start to finish, winning both the opening event (200-Yard
Medley Relay) and the finale (400-Yard Free Relay). The win gives the Cream a
5-4 advantage in the all-time series.
The Cream were led by senior Ariel Weech, a part of all
three winning relay teams and the winner of the 100-yard freestyle, and senior
Amy Herman, who was the winner in both the one-meter and three-meter diving
competitions. Katie Davis and Natalie Morris also picked up wins for the Cream
in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly, respectively.
The Scarlet were led by junior Bailey Pons, who won the
500-yard freestyle by over eight seconds with a time of 4:59.24, adding to her
victory in the 200-yard freestyle. Other victors for the Scarlet were Taryn
Collura in the 50-yard freestyle, Hayley Martin in the 100-yard backstroke, and
Kristin Strecker in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Head Coach Pablo Morales was pleased with the results,
especially in the relays, noting, "Some of our times look more like
The Huskers will be back in action Saturday morning, as they
hold their annual Alumni Meet at the Devaney Natatorium beginning at 10 a.m.
The regular season will begin for the Huskers on Friday,
October 12, when they travel to Grand Forks, N.D., to face St. Cloud State and
the University of North Dakota.