Huskers Return to Regular Season Competition at Kansas
Date: Jan. 14
Location: Robinson Natatorium, Lawrence, Kansas.
Time: 1 p.m. (Note the time change from 2 p.m. due to a conflict with Kansas basketball)
The Nebraska swimming and diving team is resuming its regular season Saturday, Jan. 14 against the Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence, Kan. It will be the Nebraska swimmer's first regular season competition since Nov. 18 at the TYR Invitational and the NU diver's first regular competition since the Hawkeye Invitational in early December.
The Huskers (2-0) hold an 11-22 all-time disadvantage in duals to the Jayhawks (4-3). Last year, Kansas defeated Nebraska at the Devaney Natatorium, 180.5-114.5. This will be the first dual for the Huskers against a Big 12 opponent as members of the Big Ten.
This week marks the first of a three week stretch of duals for the Huskers. Following the dual against Kansas, the Huskers will return to play host to the Illinois Fighting Illini at the Devaney Natatorium on Jan. 21 (11 a.m.), followed by the Iowa Cyclones on Jan. 28 (1 p.m.). The Big Ten Championships will begin Feb. 15 in Iowa City, Iowa.
The Huskers competed in a scrimmage at San Diego State over the winter break. The scrimmage was part of an annual one week long training session for Nebraska that is held during the holiday break.
Alyson Ramsey, Kailey Harmon and Kaitlan Walker competed at the USA Diving Winter Nationals from Dec. 15-22. Walker and -Ramsey teamed up in the 3M synchronized competition and earned a ninth-place overall finish. The team's score of 464.04 was 187.56 off of the top score, posted by Duke University. Walker also finished fifteenth in the 3M springboard preliminary event. Her score of 245.95 was 40.30 points off of the top score. Ramsey finished 53rd in the same event (189.85) and Harmon finished 67th at 165.25.
Review: Last time Out: Kansas at Nebraska (1-15-11)
The Nebraska swimming & diving team fell to Kansas 180.5-114.5 Saturday at the Devaney Natatorium. Nebraska drops to 4-3 this season in dual competition while Kansas improved its record to 7-1. Kansas won 12 of the 16 events on the way to defeating the Huskers by 66 points.
Nebraska had a tough time gaining any sort of momentum, dropping the first six events of the day until Ariel Weech won the 50-yard freestyle event. Hayley Martin finished third in the event.
The Husker divers proved to be the high-point of the team on Saturday. The diving squad swept the 1-meter event with Payton Michaud, Kaitlan Walker and Alyson Ramsey finishing first to third, respectively. The divers also swept the 3-meter diving event with Payton Michaud winning her second diving event of the day. Alyson Ramsey finished in second-place, while Amy Herman captured third-place.
The Huskers also swept the final event of the day, the 400-yard freestyle relay. The team of Hayley Martin, Ariel Weech, Lexie Halberstadt and Kelsey Grushecky finished in first-place.