Nebraska vs Northern Iowa
- Saturday, October 6th
- Devaney Natatorium, Lincoln, Nebraksa
- Short Course Yards
- Nebraska – 166
- Northern Iowa – 77
Nebraska’s women swam to victory over Northern Iowa, winning 9 of 13 events to claim victory by nearly 100 points. Nebraska freshman Audrey Coffey took the women’s 100 free by 8 seconds, posting a 10:29.14. That time comes in well off her personal best of 10:05.20, but isn’t too far off for an early season 1000.
Nebraska’s Kaylyn Flatt took the 200 and 500 frees. In the 200, Flatt posted a 1:52.97 to beat out teammate Autumn Haebig, who touched in 1:53.32. Haebig was charging at the end, out-splitting Flatt on the final 2 50s 28.57 to 29.00, and 28.51 to 28.78. In the 500, Flatt swam a 5:05.66, winning the event by nearly 4 seconds.
Northern Iowa’s Katie Taylor swam a quick 2:03.84 to win the 200 IM by nearly 4 seconds. That time was pretty close to Taylor’s personal best of 2:01.13 for an early October swim. She then won the 200 back with a 2:00.26, taking the event by 6 seconds. That time is also pretty close to her 1:57.20 personal best.
Dana Posthuma (Nebraska) posted a 2:04.26 to win the 200 fly, touching out teammate Maggie Berning (2:04.52). Berning led until the last 50, when she split 32.48 compared to 31.88 from Posthuma. Posthuma has a personal best of 1:58.16, while Berning has a best time of 1:59.34.
OTHER EVENT WINNERS
- 1 meter diving: Sara Troyer (Nebraska) – 297.90
- 3 meter diving: Abi Knapton (Nebraska) – 329.02
- 50 free: Crystal Florman (Nebraska) – 23.66
- 100 free: Crystal Florman (Northern Iowa) – 52.12
- 200 breast: Gwen Worlton (Nebraska) – 2:18.30
- 200 medley relay: Nebraska (Haebig, Beeler, Posthuma, Helferich) – 1:45.01
- 200 free relay: Nebraska (Haebig, Beeler, Walstad, Posthuma) – 1:37.38
PRESS RELEASE – NEBRASKA:
Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska swim and dive team continued its season-opening home stand at the Devaney Natatorium on Friday against the Northern Iowa Panthers. The Huskers defeated the Panthers 166-77, to improve to 2-0 on the season.
The Huskers strong claiming a victory in the 200-yard medley relay with Autumn Haebig, Tori Beeler, Dana Posthuma and Lindsay Helferich in the lane (1:45.01).
In the 1000-yard freestyle, Audrey Coffey took first (10:29.14), followed by Katelyn Kilpatrick for second (10:37.82).
The Huskers claimed the top-two spots in the 200-yard freestyle with Flatt (1:52.97) and Haebig (1:53.32) on the board for the Big Red, respectively.
In the 50-yard freestyle, Helferich (24.08) and Clara Walstad (24.30) took second and third, respectively.
In the 200-yard IM, Anna McDonald (2:07.56) captured a second-place finish and Morgan McCafferty (2:10.86) took third in the lanes.
The Huskers swept the 200-yard butterfly, senior Dana Posthuma rallied in a victory (2:04.26), followed by Maggie Berning (2:04.52) and Taylor Acheson (2:11.80), respectively.
In the 100-yard freestyle, Helferich took second (53.13), followed by Beeler (53.77).
In the 200-yard backstroke, McDonald earned a second-place finish (2:06.04) with Lindsey Stalheim close behind (2:07.25).
The Huskers swept the 500-yard freestyle, Flatt secured a first-place finish for the Big Red (5:05.66), Kilpatrick (5:09.15) and Coffey (5:10.43), respectively.
Worlton followed suit with her first-place time in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:18.30).
In the final swim event, the Big Red ended strong with Haebig, Beeler, Walstad and Posthuma in the lane for a first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:37.38).
On the diving front, Abigail Knapton (329.02), Sara Troyer (326.32) and Jessica Warak (303.52) secured the top three in the three meter dive and repeated in the one meter with Troyer (297.90), Warak (295.80) and Knapton (282.30), respectively. All six of the performances of Nebraska’s top three divers easily surpassed NCAA automatic qualifying standards.
The Big Red advances to a 10-0 all-time series lead over the Panthers and will return to action Friday, Oct. 26 for their first 2018-19 road dual against Iowa State at 5 p.m. The Huskers will return home to take on Kansas Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.
PRESS RELEASE – NORTHERN IOWA:
OMAHA, Neb.—The University of Northern Iowa women’s swimming and diving team was defeated this afternoon by Nebraska, 166-77.
Katie Taylor was four second ahead of the competition in the 200 IM, timing in at two minutes, three seconds and 84 hundredths of a second. Taylor was six seconds ahead of the competition in the 200 backstroke, timing in a 2:00.26.
Crystal Florman led all swimmers in the 50 freestyle, timing in at 23.66 for first place. Florman would again lead all swimmers in the 100 freestyle, timing in a full second ahead of Nebraska’s Lindsay Helferich. Florman swam a 52.12 in the event.
Moriah Ross narrowly missed first place in the 200 breaststroke, swimming a 2:18.58.
Taylor, Ross, Lauren Havertape, and Florman took second place in the 200 medley relay, swimming a 1:45.21 in the event. The winning time by Nebraska was 1:45.01 in the event. In the 200 freestyle, Havertape, Abby Meyer, Kacmarynski, and Natalie Nelson swam into 1:40.42, taking second in the event.
Kylie Engstrom swam a 10:39.99 in the 1000 freestyle, good for third place in the event.
Jordan McCullough swam into third place in the 200 freestyle, timing in at 1:58.12.
Havertape and Kacmarynski were fourth and fifth in the 50 freestyle, with times of 25.03 and 25.07 respectively.
McCullough and Engstrom led the Panthers in the 500 freestyle, swimming a 5:16.52 and a 5:17.28 respectively.
Madison Rinaldi swam into fifth place in the 200 IM, timing in at 2:15.61.
Rachelle Houlette and Kelsey Ostrowski led the Panthers in the 200 butterfly, with swim times of 2:15.30 and 2:18.92 respectively.
On the 1-meter boards, Jayden Lovell dove into fourth place, with a score of 204.08. Madison Schoppe dove a 181.95 for fifth place on the 1-meter boards. In the 3-meter boards, Lovell dove a 224.55 and Schoppe dove a 177.75 for the Panthers.
Next Time in the Pool
The Panthers will host their home opener on Oct. 13 as South Dakota State, Valparaiso, and Western Illinois come to the Glen F. Henry Pool. Meet time is scheduled for 2 p.m.