Nebraska senior Bailey Pons won all three of her events in last season's victory at Iowa State
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Hyped to Host Cyclones in Season Opener

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska vs. Iowa State
Date: Oct. 12
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Devaney Natatorium, Lincoln, Neb.

The Nebraska swimming and diving team opens regular-season competition with a home dual against Iowa State on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Devaney Natatorim. The meet will begin at 10 a.m. CT, and fans have been asked to join the squad in support of breast cancer awareness by wearing pink to the event. 

Last season's meet saw Nebraska's Bailey Pons win the 200- (1:53.56), 500- (5:00.71), and 1,000-yard (10:17.18) freestyles, leading the Huskers to a 176.5-122.5 victory over the Cyclones. Overall, Nebraska won ten of the meet's 16 events, improving to 32-4 all-time against Iowa State.

Saturday's dual will also be the first regular-season competition for the Cyclones, following their intrasquad dual held on Oct. 4. They will look for leadership from senior Imelda Wistey, who won both the 100- and 200-yard breaststrokes against Nebraska a season ago.

Following Saturday's meet, the Huskers will have two weeks to prepare for their first road trip of the season. The squad will travel to Fayetteville, Ark., on Oct. 26 to face the Arkansas Razorbacks in another nonconference matchup.

Check back in to for any and all updates regarding the Nebraska swimming and diving team, and follow Saturday's meet live at with live tweets from @HuskerSwim.

Last Time Out: Record Alumni Turnout Highlights Annual Meet

A record 44 Husker alumni returned to the Devaney Natatorium on Saturday morning for Nebraska's tenth-annual Alumni Meet. The alumni were declared the victors after winning seven of the meet's 13 events. 

Former Husker Mike Irvin won three events for the second-consecutive year, claiming the 100-yard individual medley and the 50- and 100-yard freestyles. The former All-American has competed in and won at least one event in all ten alumni meets.

Erik Wiken joined Irvin as the other multi-event winner for the alumni, taking the 25-yard freestyle and 50-yard butterfly titles. The two additional alumni victories came from Courtney (Jolly) Williams in the one-meter dive and the 200-yard medley relay team. 

The 2013-14 Huskers got two victories apiece from junior Rebekah Land and sophomore Katie Ditter. Land won the 50- and 100-yard backstrokes, while Ditter swam her way to victory in the 50- and 100-yard breaststrokes. 

The other two Husker victories came from Melisa Mexia in the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Alex Bilunas, Taryn Collura, Bria Deveaux and Shannon Guy.

Last Time Vs. Iowa State: Huskers Cruise Past Coyotes, Down Cyclones

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 (10:17.18) freestyles. 

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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