Photo by Isabel Thalken/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Drop Road Meets

By NU Athletic Communications

The Nebraska swim and dive team fell to Arkansas (154-84) and Kansas (159-141) this weekend during their road meets.

On Friday in Fayetteville, the Big Red started off the meet with a second-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay with Carla Gonzalez-Garcia, Jordan Ehly, Dana Posthuma and Allie Worrall in the lane (3:49.27).

Freshman Autumn Haebig took third place in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:10.05). Carla Gonzalez-Garcia followed for a second-finish in the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.76).

Senior captain Jordan Ehly found a third-place finish in the 400-yard individual medley (4:25.22) and All-American Abi Knapton took third in the one-meter dive with a score of 291.90. 

In the 100-yard freestyle, freshman Jessica Pentlarge posted a second place win for the Huskers (52.66). Team captain Kaylyn Flatt also earned a second-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (5:03.67).

Knapton took second in the three-meter with her score of 336.53. The Huskers finished the meet strong with back-to-back first-place finishes in the 200-yard breaststroke (Ehly; 2:15.74) and the 400-yard freestyle relay with Lindsay Helferich, Pentlarge, Gonzalez-Garcia and Haebig in the pool (3:28.68).

Saturday in Lawrence, the Big Red took second in the 200-yard medley relay with Gonzalez-Garcia, Beeler, Posthuma and Helferich (1:45.45).

In the 1000-yard freestyle, Flatt found another second place finish for the Huskers in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:20.33).

Haebig posted a second place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.27) and Morgan McCafferty finished third in the 100-yard backstroke (57.70).

Following Beeler's first-place win in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.66), Posthuma posted a second-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly (2:05.63). Freshman Izzie Murray followed Posthuma for third (2:05.63).

The Huskers secured the top two in the one-meter dive with Knapton (303.15) and Katrina Voge (250.95). 

Anna McDonald finished second in the 200-yard backstroke (2:03.69) and Ehly knotched first in the 200-yard breaststroke for the second time this weekend (2:16.51).

Haebig found her first first-place finish of the weekend in the 500-yard freestyle (5:00.71).

In the three-meter dive, Knapton (337.80) and Voge (268.58) came in first and second, respectively. 

Beeler posted a first-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley (2:06.34), followed by Ehly for second (2:07.34).

The Huskers completed the meet coming in second in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:31.51). 

After this weekend, the Huskers advance to 2-2 on the season.

The divers will be back in action at the Minnesota Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn. Nov. 9-11. The Huskers will return to the Devaney Natatorium on January 20 to host Big Ten foe Illinois. 

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