Lady Huskers Down the Mavs -- February 1, 2003
OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 31. THE Nebraska women's swimming and diving team improved to 7-0 all-time against UN-Omaha as the Huskers downed the Mavericks, 141-101, Friday night in Omaha.
There was no men's meet as Nebraska killed off the men's team two years ago.
The Lady Huskers, who improved to 3-7 in dual meets this season, won seven of the 13 events contested in the meet, and were led by Alex King. The freshman from Amarillo, Texas, captured first in both the 200-yard freestyle (1:56.01) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:09.38). Nebraska also added nine runner-up finishes to secure the win.
NU Head Coach Pablo Morales was pleased with the victory. "We knew that we would face a big challenge tonight against UNO," Morales said. "They are one of the top teams in Division II, and we knew that we would have to come out sharp and step up to the challenge of swimming in their pool. I'm really pleased with the effort that we showed tonight."
NU dominated the diving well Friday, as the Huskers took the top three spots on both the one-meter and the three-meter springboards. Freshman Laura Lunn won both boards, with a score of 267.52 on the one meter and 276.22 on the three meter. Senior Jeni Fortino (253.57) finished second on the one meter and freshman Becky Johnson (240.97) took third. On the three meter, freshman Amie Buoy (269.11) finished behind Lunn, while Johnson placed third (241.12).
In the 200-yard butterfly, sophomore Diana Torres took home first, touching the wall in 2:07.26.
Freshmen Mackenzie Clark (1,000-yard freestyle, 10:29.35) and Courtney Petersen (400-yard individual medley, 4:36.02) also added wins for NU.
The Huskers travel to Ames, Iowa, Saturday for a 1 p.m. dual meet with the Iowa State Cyclones. Iowa State also killed off its men's team two years ago.