Taylor, Ross Earn Sweeps In UNI Win Over Nebraska Omaha


  • Jan. 25, 2020
  • Hosted by UNI
  • Short Course Yards
  • Full Results



  1. UNI 180.5
  2. Nebraska Omaha 113.5


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – It was Senior Day from Glen Henry Pool for the UNI swim and dive team. Seniors Kylie EngstromAshleigh HouletteJordan McCulloughMoriah RossKatie Taylor, and Jenna Willer were honored before the meet. The Panthers defeated the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 180.5-113.5.

The seniors lead the way for the Panthers, with each of them earning a first or second place finish. Katie Taylor and Moriah Ross both had four wins a piece, while Kylie Engstrom had two and Ashleigh Houlette had one. Jordan McCullough had two second place finishes on the afternoon.

Taylor’s wins were in the 100 Back (55.34), the 200 Back (2:00.11). Ross had wins in the 100 Breast (1:04.86) and the 200 Breast (2:21.80). They were both on the first place 200 Medley (1:46.91) and 200 Free Relay (1:39.07) as well.

Engstrom had two wins in the 200 Free (1:56.62), and the 500 Free (5:12.47). Ashleigh Houlette was on the winning 200 Free Relay (1:39.07) team. McCullough’s two second place finishes came in the 200 Free (1:57.02), and the 200 Back (2:08.43).

Other first place winners for the Panthers include Sarah WalpoleCasey SummersPayton Hall, and Taylor Hogan. Walpole won the 1000 Free (10:44.42), Summers won the 50 Free (23.53), and Hall won the 200 IM (2:13.27). Hogan took first in the 3m Diving (263.77), and second in the 1m Diving (240.15).

UNI was 4-1 at home this season, with the lone loss coming against Nebraska. Their overall record is currently 12-3, all three losses were against Big Ten opponents. 

The Panthers will next travel to Ames to take on Iowa State and North Texas on January 31st and February 1st. The MVC Championships will be February 19th – 22nd in Columbia, Missouri.

Team Scores:
UNI – 180.5
Nebraska-Omaha – 113.5

Event Winners:
200 Medley Relay (1:46.91) – Katie TaylorMoriah RossLauren HavertapePiper Carroll
1000 Free (10:44.42) – Sarah Walpole
200 Free (1:56.62) – Kylie Engstrom
100 Back (55.34) – Katie Taylor
100 Breast (1:04.86) – Moriah Ross
50 Free (23.53) – Casey Summers
200 Back (2:00.11) – Katie Taylor
200 Breast (2:21.80) – Moriah Ross
500 Free (5:12.47) – Kylie Engstrom
200 IM (2:13.27) – Payton Hall
3m Diving (263.77) – Taylor Hogan 
200 Free Relay (1:39.07) – Katie TaylorPiper CarrollMoriah Ross, Ashleigh Houllette


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Bethany Gatlin led the Maverick swimming & diving team with two individual victories in Omaha’s 180.5-113.5 loss at UNI on Saturday afternoon in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

The Ashburn, Va., native won the 200 fly with a swim of 2:11.53 and clocked a 59.56 to earn the victory in the 100 fly. Gatlin also notched a second-place finish in the 100 free with a time of 54.54.

The Mavericks went back-to-back in the 50 free with Brook Landt winning the 50 free with a swim of 25.11, followed by Rachel Morrow swimming a 25.39 to place second.

Reece Cooper won the 1-meter dive with a score of 245.02 points.

Lizzy Giese clocked a 2:12.54 to place second in the 200 fly while Caroline Gardner finished runner-up in the 100 breast with swim of 1:04.92.

Annie Leinart placed second in the 200 breast with a time of 2:23.98 and Morrow swam a 5:15.65 in the 500 free to garner her second runner-up finish.

Rebecca Martini clocked a 2:13.59 to finish second in the 200 IM.

Megan Latta, Gardner, Gatlin and Alyssa Parsons teamed up to place second in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:50.70.

The 200 free relay made up of Landt, Abigail MitchellAnna Capoun and Morrow clocked a 1:40.46 to finish runner-up.

The Mavericks return to action on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the UIC Invite in Chicago, Ill.

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