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Six Huskers Set Career Bests in Win Over Cyclones

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln- Six members of the Nebraska swimming and diving team set career bests in the home opener against the Iowa State Cyclones. The Huskers remain undefeated with a final score of 193-102. 

The Big Red started the meet off strong in the 200-yard medley relay with Carla Gonzalez-Garcia, Tori Beeler, Dana Posthuma and Lindsay Helferich in the lane (1:44.97) for first place. Autumn Haebig, Gwen Worlton, Izzie Murray and Allie Worrall followed for second (1:45.80). 

After Flatt set a new career best with her time of 10:09.89 in the 1,000-yard freestyle, Haebig set a personal best of her own in the 200-yard freestyle with her time of 1:52.01. 

Morgan McCafferty recorded a first place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with her time of 57.20.

The Huskers swept the 100-yard breaststroke with Beeler (1:03.00), senior captain Jordan Ehly (1:03.72) and Worlton (1:04.48) rounding out the top-three finishes, respectively. 

In the 200-yard butterfly, freshman Izzie Murray found a first place finish for the Big Red (2:04.10). Posthuma followed for second (2:04.73) and Madison Coughlen for third (2:04.83).

Helferich knotched a second place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (24.08). 

The Huskers swept the three-meter dive with Abi Knapton in first (328.35), Katrina Voge in second (288.22) for a new personal best and Grace (266.02).

In the 100-yard freestyle, freshman Jessica Pentlarge knotched a second place finish and a new career best (52.30). Worrall followed for third place (52.47).

Gonzalez-Garcia recorded a first place finish (2:03.90) in the 200-yard backstroke while Anna McDonald came in second (2:04.01) and Haebig finished third (2:05.80).

In the 200- yard breaststroke, Ehly (2:13.93), Beeler (2:20.06) and Worlton (2:21.02) once again rounded out the top three, respectively. 

Flatt found a second first-place finish of the day in the 500 free with her time of 5:00.61. Freshman Alli Kopas set a personal best in her second place finish (5:04.99).

Murray set a career best in the 100-yard butterfly with her time of 55.83. Posthuma followed for second (56.21).

In the one-meter dive, Knapton finished first (277.27), Tiernon came in second (240.08) and Voge finished third (238.20). 

Beeler won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:05.77, followed by Shea Bougie for second (2:07.96) and Kopas for third (2:09.29). 

The Big Red finished strong in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a first-place finish by Haebig, Helferich, Gonzalez-Garcia and Worrall (3:29.75). 

The Huskers advance to 2-0 on the season and will travel to Fayetville on Nov. 3 to take on Arkansas at 4 p.m.

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