AMES, Iowa , Feb. 2. THE Nebraska women's swimming and diving team fell to Iowa State Saturday afternoon, 163-126.
There was no men's meet as two years ago, the Athletic Directors of both schools, plus Kansas, shamelessly acted together to kill off their men's programs, claiming budgetary problems forced the moves. Shortly thereafter, all three schools undertook multi-million dollar projects, while Nebraska also distributed a record $1.2 million in bonuses to the A.D., Bill Byrne, and some of his favored coaches.
In yesterday's meet, the Lady Huskers captured a pair of individual wins, as well as a relay victory in the meet.
Freshman Amie Buoy, who finished second on the three-meter springboard Friday at Nebraska-Omaha, took home first on the three meter against the Cyclones with a score of 272.25.
In the 200-yard individual medley, freshman Courtney Peterson took home the only other individual win for the Huskers, as she touched the wall in 2:10.50 to finish first.
The NU 200-yard freestyle relay was also victorious. The Huskers (Angie Matheu, Kate Dulgar, Danielle Erickson, Diana Torres) finished the race in 1:39.01.
NU also added seven runner-up finishes. Freshman Mackenzie Clark touched the wall in 17:25.44 to place second in the 1,650-yard freestyle, while fellow freshman Danielle Erickson finished second in the 200-yard backstroke (2:09.48). Sophomore Diana Torres (200-yard butterfly, 2:07.16) and junior Laura Landgreen (100-yard butterfly, 1:04.04) also took second in their events. NU's 200-yard medley relay (Erickson, Lana Baker, Matheu, Dulgar) also placed second in 1:48.50.
In the diving well, freshman Becky Johnson placed second on the three meter with a score of 272.03.
The meet marked the end of the regular season for the Lady Huskers. Nebraska is next in action at the 2003 Big 12 Championships beginning Feb. 20 in Austin, Texas.