Natalie Morris was one of 12 Huskers who earned victories at Northern Iowa on Friday
Photo by Travis Shafer/NU Media Relations

Huskers Sweep Meet, Drop Panthers

By NU Athletic Communications

Cedar Falls, Iowa - The Nebraska swimming and diving team swept all 16 events on its way to a 195-105 victory over Northern Iowa on Friday afternoon. Twelve different Huskers won individual events, with two wins apiece coming from Jacqueline Juffer (50 and 100 back), Kristin Strecker (50 and 100 breast) and Anna Filipcic (one- and three-meter dives).

The Huskers began the meet with a victory in the 200-yard medley relay. Nebraska's team of Megan Ziemann, Shannon Guy, Natalie Morris and Alexandra Bilunas finished in a time of 1:48.33. The Huskers' other squad, comprised of Juffer, Strecker, Bria Deveaux and Rebekah Land, took second in 1:49.97.

In the meet's first individual event, the 1,000-yard freestyle, Morgan Flannigan (10:27.91) and Julia Roller (10:42.73) finished first and second for the Huskers. Nebraska would later add a victory in the meet's other long-distance freestyle event, the 500 free, when Bailey Pons finished in 5:10.59.

Juffer led the way for the Huskers in the backstroke events, winning the 50 back (27.22) and tying Ziemann for first in the 100 back (59.98). Juffer's victories marked her third and fourth of the season, while Ziemann's win was her first. 

In the breaststroke events, Nebraska's top performance came from Strecker. The senior won both the 50 breast (31.58) and 100 breast (1:07.81) for her first and second wins of the season. 

Anna Filipcic stood out once again for the Huskers in the diving well. The Big Ten Diver of the Week won both the one- (278.70) and three-meter (303.40) dives for her seventh and eighth wins of the season. 

Other Husker winners were Morris in the 200 free (1:56.42), Kelly Dunn in the 100 fly (59.63), Bilunas in the 50 free (24.30), Deveaux in the 100 free (53.62) and Guy in the 100 IM (59.56).

The Huskers concluded the meet with a victory in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The Husker squad of Oeltjen, Bilunas, Guy and Katie Ditter finished in a time of 1:39.84. 

With the meet victory, the Huskers improved their overall record to 2-2-1 on the season. The squad will be back in action on Saturday, Dec. 14, with a road dual at Nebraska-Omaha beginning at 2 p.m.

Following this weekend's duals, the Huskers will have nearly three weeks before they take their annual holiday training trip. After that, the squad will next compete on Saturday, Jan. 25, when they host conference rival Illinois at 11 a.m. on senior day.

As always, check back in to for any and all updates regarding the Nebraska swimming and diving team, and follow @HuskerSwim for tweets from this weekend's competition.


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