Huskers Dropped in Battle with Razorbacks
Fayetteville, Ark.- Despite victories from junior Natalie Morris and freshman diver Anna Filipcic, the Nebraska swimming and diving team dropped its nonconference battle with Arkansas on Saturday 205-95.
Morris earned Nebraska's first victory of the day, finishing the 200-yard butterfly in 2:04.11. The junior won the event for the second time in as many meets for the Huskers. Morris would later add third-place finishes in both the 100 fly (57.71) and 200 IM (2:08.93).
Filipcic notched her second-straight victory in the one-meter dive, posting a score of 295.35. The freshman bettered her previous score of 279.30 that earned her a win in the event against Iowa State. Filipcic's second-place score of 289.88 in the three-meter dive also beat the score she earned against the Cyclones.
Shannon Guy and Taryn Collura both picked up a pair of second-place finishes for the Huskers on the day. Guy earned runner-up in the 100 breast (1:04.93) and 100 fly (57.09), while Collura took second in the 50 free (23.42) and 100 free (51.85).
Other top individual performers for the Huskers were Jacqueline Juffer, taking second in the 100 back (57.29), and Payton Michaud, garnering third in both the one- (253.43) and three-meter (273.15) dives.
In the relays, the Huskers took second in both events. The 200-yard medley relay team of Morris, Guy, Collura and Juffer finished with a time of 1:43.82, while the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Guy, Collura, Alex Bilunas and Bria Deveaux finished in 1:34.66.
For Arkansas, All-Americans Lauren Jordan (1,650 free and 200 back) and Nikki Daniels (100 and 200 breast) each won two events to lead the way. Anna Mayfield (100 back and 500 free), Nina Drolc (100 and 200 free) and Susanna White (50 free and 100 fly) also chipped in two wins apiece for the Razorbacks. Overall, Arkansas won 14 of the meet's 16 events en route to victory.
The Huskers have nearly three weeks to prepare for their second home competition of the season, a double dual with Iowa and South Dakota State. The meet with the Hawkeyes and Jackrabbits will take place at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, at the Devaney Natatorium. Check back in to Huskers.com for any and all updates regarding the Nebraska swimming and diving team.