The University of Nebraska beat Northern Iowa in a sweep in last Friday’s sprint-based dual meet. The meet substituted 50s of each stroke for the 100s, and put the 100s in the spots normally occupied by the 200s in the meet lineup.
Nebraska picked up the win on the backs of a diverse cast: 12 different swimmers won events for the Huskers over the course of the meet. The Huskers won all 16 events to claim the W 195-105.
The only dual winners were Kristin Strecker (who won the 50 breast in 31.58 and the 100 breast in 1:07.81), Anna Filipcic (who took the 3-meter diving event with a score of 303.40 and won the 1-meter board with a 278.70) and Jacqueline Juffer, who won the 50 back (27.22) and tied for the 100 back title in 59.98.
The meet opened with the 200 medley relay, which Nebraska’s team of Megan Ziemann, Shannon Guy, Natalie Morris and Alexandra Bilunas won in 1:48.33.
Morgan Flannigan took home the 1000 free early in the meet, going 10:27.91 to win easily. Natalie Morris went 1:56.42 for the 200 free win before Juffer and Strecker won their first races.
Kelly Dunn took the 100 fly (59.63) and Alexandra Bilunas won the 50 free (24.30) to close the first portion of the swimming events.
After Filipcic’s first diving win, the swimming events resumed, with Bria Deveaux going 53.62 to win the 100 free before Juffer returned to tie with Megan Ziemann for the 100 back title. Both women went 59.98.
Bailey Pons (5:10.59) took home the 500 free, Erin Oeltjen won the 50 fly (26.65) and Shannon Guy won the 100 IM to close out the meet.
The final 200 free relay went to Nebraska’s team of Oeltjen, Katie Ditter, Alexandra Bilunas and Guy in 1:39.84 to complete the 16-event sweep.