Nebraska Tops Iowa State To Improve To .500 On The Season

Nebraska earned their first victory of the 2015-2016 season on Friday night, improving to 1-1 on the year after losing to Arkansas the week before. Nebraska tallied a total of 187 points, beating Iowa State’s total of 113.

Nebraksa dominated most of the meet, winning all of the freestyle events and the 100’s of each stroke. Iowa State claimed victories in the 200 distances of each non-freestyle stroke and the 200 IM. In the relay events, Iowa State opened the meet with a win in the 200 Medley relay and Nebraska closed the meet by winning the 400 freestyle relay.

Full meet results can be found here.

The full press release can be found below, courtesy of Nebraska Swimming and Diving:

Lincoln, Neb.-The Nebraska swimming and diving team earned its first victory of the season Friday defeating Iowa State, 187-113. Nebraska was led by dominant performances in the sprint freestyle and diving events and earned victories in 10 out of 16 events Friday evening.

In the 50-yard freestyle Nebraska notched the top three spots with Taryn Collura leading the way. Collura finished first in a time of 23.53, with teammates Alexandra Bilunas (23.78) and Erin Oeltjen (24.34) finishing second and third, respectively.

Nebraska also swept the top three spots in the 100-yard freestyle. Collura once again led the Huskers by racing to a first-place time of 51.47. Lindsay Helferich finished right behind Collura in second-place with a time of 53.05. Bria Deveaux notched a third-place finish finishing in a time of 53.16.

Nebraska continued its dominance in the diving well. In the three-meter dive, Anna Filipcic earned first-place with a score of 350.40. Nicole Schwery finished right behind Filipcic posting a score of 285.75. Francesca Giganti rounded out the top three with a score of 250.35.

Filipcic and Schwery finished first and second in the one-meter dive as well. Filipcic posted a first-place score of 288.45, while Schwery finished in second with a score of 267.75.

Nebraska was also strong in the distance freestyle events. Katt Sickle earned her first victory of the meet securing a victory in the 500-yard freestyle racing to a time of 5:05.12. Kaylyn Flatt earned second with a time of 5:10.54.

In the 1,000-yard freestyle Flatt raced to a first-place finish posting a time of 10:30.22. Brooke Holmes finished shortly behind Flatt, good enough for a third-place time of 10:44.59.

Nebraska had a strong showing in the 200-yard freestyle securing first- and second- place in the event. Sickle earned her second victory of the day racing to a first-place time of 1:53.79. Deveaux rounded out the top-two for Nebraska with a time of 1:55.17.

In the backstroke events, Jacqueline Juffer led the Huskers notching a victory in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.29. Oeltjen earned a second-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke racing to a time of 2:03.77.

Deveaux led Nebraska in the butterfly events, with the senior capturing first-place in the 100-yard butterfly (56.69). Dana Posthuma was a strong performer for Nebraska also; Posthuma earned a second-place (57.20) finish in the 100-yard butterfly and a third-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly (2:08.15). Julia Roller earned a third-place finish for Nebraska in the 200-yard butterfly finishing in a time of 2:05.23.

Ehly secured second-place finishes in both the 100- and 200-yard breaststrokes. Ehly finished the 100-yard event in a time of 1:05.77 and the 200-yard event in 2:20.34. Ehly also notched a third-place finish, later in the meet, swimming a time of 2:09.71 in the 200-yard individual medley. Katie Ditter and Bridget Pacilio both earned third-place finishes in the breaststroke events. Ditter earned third in the 100-yard event with a time of 1:06.97, while Pacilio finished third in the 200-yard event racing to a time of 2:24.66.

Nebraska finished out the meet on a strong note with the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Collura, Oeltjen, Deveaux and Helferich racing to a first-place time of 3:31.86. In the other relay event, the Huskers earned a second-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay with the team of Morgan McCafferty, Ditter, Posthuma and Bilunas finishing in a time of 1:47.24

Nebraska will be back in action in nearly two weeks when they host the annual Alumni Meet on Saturday, Oct. 24. The following week Nebraska will travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Friday, Oct. 30 to take on Northern Iowa in the team’s first road dual of the season. That meet is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. The next day Nebraska will return home to take on South Dakota State on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m., at the Devaney Natatorium. Check back into Huskers.com for any updates regarding the Nebraska swimming and diving team.

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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