Huskers Outswim Mavericks, 192-100

The Nebraska swimming and diving team defeated the University of Nebraska – Omaha Mavericks on Friday evening, 192-100 at the Devany Natatorium. The Huskers, who are 2-0 on the season, now hold a 15-0 all-time series lead on the Mavs.

Nebraska set the tone from the start, winning the first six events on the afternoon. The 200-yard medley relay team of Ellan Dufour, Shannon Guy, Natalie Morris and Hayley Martin won the first event of the day, followed by individual wins by Riley Seidel (1000-yard freestyle), Bailey Pons (200-yard freestyle), Hayley Martin (100-yard backstroke), Kristin Strecker (100-yard breast) and Shannon Guy (200-yard butterfly).  

Camille Hansberry of UNO got the Mav's in the win column with her effort in the 50-yard freestyle before Payton Michaud took the 1-meter dive in the eighth event of the afternoon. Michaud's score of 284.63 is a career-best at Nebraska, topping a previous best of 284.15 set at last year's Big 12 Championships.

Pons went on to win two more events on the afternoon (100-yard freestyle, 500-yard freestyle) and Dufour earned a victory in the 200-yard backstroke. Natalie Morris (100-yard butterfly) and Kaitlan Walker (3-meter dive) rounded out the dual with wins of their own for NU. Walker, along with Michaud, earned herself a career-best score of 294.88. Her previous career best was 282.75 against South Dakota last season.

Following the dual against UNO, the Husker swimmers will travel to the TYR Invitational in Evanston, Ill., on Nov. 18. The diving squad will then take part in the Iowa Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa on Dec. 2 before the U.S. Diving nationals wrap up the first semester of competition on Dec. 15.