The Huskers face South Dakota and Iowa State in a dual beginning on Friday at 5 p.m.
Photo by BreAnna Haessler/NU Media Relations

Huskers Hit Road To Take On South Dakota, Iowa State

By NU Athletic Communications

Dual: Nebraska at Iowa State with South Dakota
Date: Oct. 26
Location: Beyer Pool, Ames, Iowa
Time: 5 p.m.

The Nebraska swimming and diving team travels to Ames, Iowa, on Friday, Oct. 26, for a dual meet against South Dakota and the host, Iowa State, beginning at 5 p.m. The Huskers (4-0) are looking to stay undefeated on the season as they face the Coyotes (0-1) and the Cyclones (1-1).

Nebraska last faced South Dakota in 2010, earning a 142-95 victory in Vermillion, S.D. The Huskers defeated Iowa State 200-100 last season at the Devaney Natatorium.  

This week marks the last of a three-week stretch of duals for the Huskers. The squad defeated North Dakota and St. Cloud State two weeks ago, while they defeated Nebraska-Omaha twice last week. Following the dual meet at Iowa State, Nebraska will have two weeks to prepare for its meet at South Dakota State on Nov. 9. The Huskers will then face Northern Iowa at home on Nov. 10.

Last Time Vs. South Dakota: Nebraska Downs South Dakota, 142-95 (11/20/10)

The Nebraska swimming team defeated the South Dakota Coyotes in Vermillion, SD, 142-95.  The Huskers won eight of the thirteen events in route to the win Friday evening.

Winners on the day include Ariel Weech, who set a pool record in the 50-yard freestyle with a her leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay. Her time of 26.88 broke the record at the DakotaDome pool. Other winners on the day were Morgan Flannigan, Meredith Matthies, Shannon Guy, Brandie Kavalec and Bailey Bolinske. The Husker squad also captured the 200-meter freestyle relay.

Last Time Vs. Iowa State: Seniors Honored as Huskers Defeat Cyclones, 200-100 (1/28/12)

Five seniors were honored on Saturday afternoon as the Nebraska swimming and diving team finished its regular season on a high note by defeating the Iowa State Cyclones, 200-100. It was the final dual at the Devaney Natatorium for Nebraska's Bobbi Balogh, Mailene Leslie, D'Arcy Schmidt, Riley Seidel and Caroline Shea.

The Cyclones won the first event of the afternoon in the 200-yard medley relay with the team of Rebekah Land, Shannon Guy, Hayley Martin and Ariel Weech coming in second for NU. Bailey Pons (10.12.88), Morgan Flannigan and Mailene Leslie then got the Huskers started in their winning ways by sweeping the next event, the 1,000-yard freestyle. Pons shattered her previous season-best time (10:19.68) in the event by nearly seven seconds. It was the first of two straight swept events for the Huskers as Martin, Shea and Kelly Dunn followed up in the 200-yard freestyle in the third event of the dual.

Ellan Dufour gave the Huskers a third win in the 100-yard backstroke (57.75). Dufour set a season-best time in the race, eliminating her previous best against Kansas at 58.24. ISU's Dani Harris and and Sarah Norris finished second and third in the event, respectively. NU's Natalie Morris and Katie Davis earned back-to-back finishes in the 200-yard butterfly before Ariel Weech and Dunn added second and third place finishes in the seventh event of the day, the 50-yard freestyle.

Payton Michaud closed out the regular season on a high note, sweeping both the 1-meter (290.02) and 3-meter diving (308.67) events. It was a a season-best for Michaud in the 3-meter, besting her previous score of 306.05 set at the Iowa Invitational. Alyson Ramsey added a season-best 303.07 score in the 3-meter for a second-place finish in the event. Kaitlan Walker also tallied third-place finishes in both diving events.

Last Time Out: Huskers Drop Mavericks In Pair (10/20/12)

The Nebraska swimming and diving team defeated Nebraska-Omaha 154-83 on Friday at the HPER Swimming Pool in Omaha, Neb., and 154-81 on Saturday at the Devaney Natatorium. The wins improved Nebraska's dual record to 4-0 on the season after last weekend's victories against North Dakota and St. Cloud State. They also improved to 17-0 all time against UNO.

On Friday, the Huskers won nine out of the eleven individual events, while winning both the 400-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays. A number of swimmers contributed to the victory, but junior Payton Michaud and senior Hayley Martin played significant roles on the day. Michaud won both the one-meter dive (289.57) and the three-meter dive (310.65), while Martin won the 50-yard freestyle (23.87) and was a part of both winning relay teams. 

Other Husker winners on Friday were Bailey Pons (1,000-yard free), Katt Sickle (200-yard free), Natalie Morris (200-yard fly), Ariel Weech (100-yard free), Ellan Dufour (200-yard back), and Morgan Flannigan (500-yard free).

On Saturday, the Huskers won all eleven individual events and both relays. Juniors Shannon Guy and Bailey Pons led the squad, each winning two events on the day. Guy was victorious in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.82) and 100-yard butterfly (57.57), while Pons took first place in the 500-yard freestyle (5:01.96) and 1,650-yard freestyle (17:22.10).

Morgan Flannigan (200-yard free), Ariel Weech (50-yard free), Katie Davis (200-yard IM), Kelly Dunn (100-yard free), Ellan Dufour (100-yard back), Amy Herman (one-meter dive), and Payton Michaud (three-meter dive) were the other event winners for the Huskers.


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