Photo by Isabel Thalken/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Fall to Jayhawks

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln- The Nebraska swimming and diving team hosted the Kansas Jayhawks for their fourth dual meet of the season. The Jayhawks defeated the Huskers 152-146. 

In the 200-yard medley relay, the Big Red took second with Autumn Haebig, Tori Beeler, Dana Posthuma and Lindsay Helferich in the lane (1:44.57).

Senior captain Kaylyn Flatt found a second-place finish in the 1,000-yard freestyle with her time of 10:16.37 followed by a fourth-place finish from Savannah Savitt in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.84).

In the 100-yard backstroke, sophomore standout Haebig finished first (56.17). 

Beeler posted a second-place performance in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.79).

The Huskers swept the 200-yard butterfly with Posthuma (2:01.62), Maggie Berning (2:03.52) and Maddie Coughlen (2:03.87) rounding out the top three, respectively. 

Helferich posted a second-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (23.98) and Haebig found her second first-place finish of the day in the  100-yard freestyle (51.63). Allie Worrall followed for third (52.42).

Team captain Anna McDonald got on the boardf for the Huskers with a third-place performance in the 200-yard backstroke (2:01.93)

In the 200-yard breaststroke, Gwen Worlton came in second (2:19.26). 

Flatt added a third-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (5:03.27).

Posthuma continued her strong performance posting a first-place win in the 100-yard butterfly (55.64).

Beeler finished first in the 200-yard individual medley (2:03.85), followed by McDonald for second (2:05.34). 

The Huskers finished the meet with a second place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay with Helferich, Worrall, Kopas and Haebig in the lane (3:27.91). 

On the diving front, Abi Knapton broke her personal record in the three-meter dive with her score of 362.48 after six dives. Troyer (280.35) and Warak (277.27) followed to complete the top three, respectively. 

In the one-meter, the trio repeated their sweep of the top three with Knapton (300.60), Troyer (278.18) and Warak (266.25).

With this loss, the Huskers fall to 3-1 on the season.

Knapton, Haebig and Beeler will represent the Huskers at the Big-Ten ACC Swim and Dive Challenge Nov 10-11 in West Lafayette, Ind. The Huskers' dual season will continue Jan. 12th when the Huskers travel to Omaha to face the Omaha Mavericks.

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