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Nebraska Women Go The Distance With #23 Missouri -- November 15, 2003

COLUMBIA, Mo., November 15. DESPITE numerous strong performances and season-best swims, the University of Nebraska fell to No. 23 Missouri, 162-138, in a Big 12 Conference dual Friday night in Columbia, Mo. The loss drops the Huskers to 2-1 on the dual season.

The Missouri women are now 2-1 in Big 12 competition and 4-2 on the season. Nebraska is now 2-1 for the season and 0-1 in conference competition.

Missouri started strongly as they finished first and second in the 200-yard medley relay, but Nebraska quikly struck back. The Huskers, led by freshman Kate Wheeler, finished 1-2-3 in the 1,000-yard freestyle.

At the conclusion of the first four events, Missouri led the meet 38-36. This would be the closest point margin of the entire meet.

In the 100-yard backstroke, Missouri finished 1-2-4 and began to swim away with the meet. Junior Mariona Costa led the Tigers as she finished first; following Costa was senior Ellen Borgo and freshman Amy Charley.

Coming into the 200-yard butterfly, one of senior Rebecca Wolfe's goals for the season was to regain the pool record in the 200 butterfly for MU. The record (2:03.62) had formerly been held by Kansas. Wolfe did just as she had hoped as finished first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:02.76 and set a new pool record.

Senior Andrea Nigh finished first in both the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle. Senior Sarah Lo added her own first place finishes in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke.

In the diving well, the Missouri trio of sophomore Nicole Frazier, junior Anna Massey and freshman Kim Massaro finished 1-3-5 on the 1-meter board. On the 3-meter board, Massaro finished second followed by Massey in third and Frazier in fourth.

Nebraska Head Coach Pablo Morales remained upbeat despite the setback.

"We needed to do some things tonight to pull of the upset," Morales said. "We were able to get some of it done and we saw some big drops in our distance swims tonight, so that's great. I thought that we swam good and responded well to Missouri. We finished up strong at the end of the meet, and that's been one of our goals. I also thought that we battled well and showed great team support and spirit from start to finish."

The Huskers struggled in the first event of the evening, the 200-yard medley relay, placing third (1:48.23) before dominating the top three slots in the 1,000-yard freestyle, with freshman Kate Wheeler, who won two events on the night, taking the win with a season-best time of 10:11.09. Fellow freshman Casey Schnack (10:20.29) placed second and sophomore Mackenzie Clark took third (10:22.85), finishing more than 10 seconds better than Missouri freshman Kim Gainey (10:33.57) who finished fourth.

NU also finished 1-2-3 in the 500-yard freestyle, with Wheeler again picking up the win in 5:01.91, a season-best mark. Clark took second (5:03.53) while sophomore Esmie Holderman touched the wall in 5:03.97 to finish third, both season-best times.

Freshman Lauren Bailey continued a torrid freshman season and won her fourth individual title of the season, touching the wall in 4:28.80 in the 400-yard individual medley, the top time recorded in the Big 12 Conference this season. Schnack, who now ranks third in the conference in the 400-yard IM, placed just behind Bailey in second, touching the wall in 4:34.18.

In addition, freshman Julie McCauley took home first in the 200-yard freestyle after touching the wall in 1:53.21.

Nebraska also got solid points from the diving well, as sophomore Amie Buoy took first on the three-meter springboard, 265.13. Buoy also took home second on the one meter (239.40).

The Huskers finished the meet strong, taking first and third in the final event of the night, the 800-yard freestyle relay. McCauley, Wheeler, sophomore Alex King and Bailey led NU to a win, touching the wall in 7:43.46, a conference-best mark. NU's third-place relay touched the wall in 7:49.08.

Despite the loss, the Huskers will face another tough challenge Saturday afternoon, as Nebraska will take on Truman State, which won the NCAA D-II national championship last season.

"We need to come back tomorrow against Truman State and respond," Morales said. "The meet will be a great challenge and we expect to compete well."

Event 1 Women 200 Yard Medley Relay
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School Finals Points
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1 University of Missouri 'A' 1:46.51 11
1) Lo, Sarah SR 2) Costa, Mariona JR
3) Schoborg, Liz SO 4) Nigh, Andrea SR
27.42 29.89 25.78 23.42
2 University of Missouri 'B' 1:47.46 4
1) Morford, Amanda JR 2) Borgo, Ellen SR
3) Wood, Belinda JR 4) Palbykin, Lindsay JR
27.76 29.80 26.00 23.90
3 University of Nebraska 'C' 1:48.23 2
1) Erickson, Danielle SO 2) Baker, Lana SO
3) Matheu, Angie SR 4) Criss, Michelle FR
28.52 30.45 50.51
4 University of Nebraska 'A' 1:49.81
1) Keathley, Mallory FR 2) Schlatter, Rachel SO
3) Ingles, Bailey FR 4) Dulgar, Kate SO
28.29 30.26 26.20 25.06
5 University of Nebraska 'B' x1:52.97
1) Crawford, Emilee FR 2) Sandeberg, Katrina SO
3) Torres, Diana JR 4) Petersen, Courtney SO
28.90 31.33 27.06 25.68
6 University of Missouri 'C' x1:55.38
1) Hollsten, Shannon SR 2) Stempien, Liz SO
3) Christensen, Molly SR 4) Olson, Brooke SO
29.04 33.16 28.29 24.89

Event 2 Women 1000 Yard Freestyle
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Pool: ^ 10:10.27 Iowa
Missouri: * 10:09.71 1999 Katie Mae Fields
Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Wheeler, Kate FR Nebraska 10:11.09 9
28.04 29.59 30.18 30.47 30.59 30.59 30.65 30.73
30.78 30.84 30.32 30.76 31.00 31.14 30.80 31.20
30.80 31.33 31.28 30.00
2 Schnack, Casey FR Nebraska 10:20.29 4
28.26 30.23 30.49 30.73 30.74 30.78 30.92 31.03
31.11 31.13 31.09 31.39 31.51 31.56 31.63 31.45
31.36 31.87 31.54 31.47
3 Clark, Mackenzie SO Nebraska 10:22.85 3
28.72 30.11 30.79 30.75 30.81 31.07 31.53 31.30
31.48 31.29 31.48 31.44 31.53 31.48 31.32 31.75
31.53 31.56 31.89 31.02
4 Gainey, Kim FR Missouri 10:33.57 2
29.31 30.77 31.57 31.90 32.03 32.02 31.73 32.02
31.89 31.82 31.97 32.00 31.39 32.05 31.88 31.97
31.64 31.93 32.28 31.40
5 Wender, Rachel FR Missouri 10:52.82 1
29.72 31.55 31.95 32.22 32.58 32.18 32.18 32.64
32.63 32.96 33.05 33.24 33.33 33.45 33.37 33.31
33.42 33.20 32.81 33.03
6 Robinson, Kyle FR Missouri 11:13.73
29.73 31.85 32.58 33.28 33.44 33.84 33.88 33.91
34.12 34.12 34.27 34.52 34.45 34.54 34.36 34.41
34.35 34.25 34.24 33.59

Event 3 Women 200 Yard Freestyle
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Pool: ^ 1:51.92 Nebraska
Missouri: * 1:50.53 1999 Molly Vetter
Name Year School Finals Points
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1 McCauley, Juile FR Nebraska 1:53.21 9
27.28 28.80 28.68 28.45
2 Igoe, Lizza Missouri 1:54.08 4
27.41 28.84 29.24 28.59
3 Palbykin, Lindsay JR Missouri 1:54.47 3
27.52 28.98 29.24 28.73
4 King, Alex SO Nebraska 1:55.38 2
27.61 29.53 29.34 28.90
5 Becker, Emily SO Nebraska 1:56.92 1
27.77 29.37 29.73 30.05
6 Pontecore, Laura SO Missouri 1:57.51
27.59 29.31 29.96 30.65

Event 4 Women 100 Yard Backstroke
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Lo, Sarah SR Missouri 57.79 9
28.24 29.55
2 Morford, Amanda JR Missouri 58.90 4
28.64 30.26
3 Erickson, Danielle SO Nebraska 59.38 3
29.18 30.20
4 Crawford, Emilee FR Nebraska 1:00.05 2
29.59 30.46
5 Keathley, Mallory FR Nebraska 1:00.40 1
29.09 31.31
6 Hollsten, Shannon SR Missouri 1:01.18
29.67 31.51

Event 5 Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Costa, Mariona JR Missouri 1:05.98 9
31.17 34.81
2 Borgo, Ellen SR Missouri 1:06.02 4
31.19 34.83
3 Schlatter, Rachel SO Nebraska 1:06.21 3
31.84 34.37
4 Charley, Amy FR Missouri 1:06.79 2
31.82 34.97
5 Matheu, Angie SR Nebraska 1:07.03 1
31.32 35.71
6 Baker, Lana SO Nebraska 1:07.41
31.14 36.27
-- Sandeberg, Katrina SO Nebraska X1:09.36
32.39 36.97
-- Kraus, Lindsay FR Missouri X1:09.43
33.48 35.95
-- Morford, Megan JR Missouri X1:09.48
33.32 36.16
-- Petersen, Courtney SO Nebraska X1:12.00
34.16 37.84
-- Stempien, Liz SO Missouri X1:12.95
34.51 38.44

Event 6 Women 200 Yard Butterfly
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Pool: ^ 2:03.62 Kansas
Missouri: * 2:00.66 2001 Rebecca Wolfe
Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Wolfe, Rebecca SR Missouri 2:02.76^ 9
28.41 30.73 31.51 32.11
2 Bailey, Lauren FR Nebraska 2:04.38 4
28.52 31.66 32.15 32.05
3 Dawson, Becca JR Missouri 2:05.94 3
29.21 31.66 32.46 32.61
4 Ingles, Bailey FR Nebraska 2:06.92 2
28.66 32.03 32.90 33.33
5 Torres, Diana JR Nebraska 2:09.24 1
29.24 31.93 33.01 35.06
6 Christensen, Molly SR Missouri 2:15.15
30.14 33.42 34.96 36.63

Event 7 Women 50 Yard Freestyle
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Pool: ^ 23.68 Missouri
Missouri: * 23.17 2002 Andrea Nigh
Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Nigh, Andrea SR Missouri 24.14 9
2 Schoborg, Liz SO Missouri 24.92 4
3 Criss, Michelle FR Nebraska 25.07 3
4 Matheu, Angie SR Nebraska 25.10 2
5 Olson, Brooke SO Missouri 25.46 1
6 Dulgar, Kate SO Nebraska 26.16
-- Sampson, Megan FR Nebraska X25.77
-- Duenke, Lauren FR Missouri X26.68

Event 8 Women 1 mtr Diving
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Frazier, Nicole SO Missouri 240.23 9
2 Buoy, Amie SO Nebraska 239.40 4
3 Massey, Anna JR Missouri 231.60 3
4 Johnson, Becky SO Nebraska 221.78 2
5 Massaro, Kim FR Missouri 215.67 1
6 Stansbury, Danielle FR Nebraska 211.65

Event 9 Women 100 Yard Freestyle
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Pool: ^ 51.53 Nebraska
Missouri: * 50.72 2002 Andrea Nigh
Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Nigh, Andrea SR Missouri 52.69 9
25.91 26.78
2 McCauley, Juile FR Nebraska 52.97 4
25.74 27.23
3 Criss, Michelle FR Nebraska 53.45 3
26.24 27.21
4 Palbykin, Lindsay JR Missouri 53.63 2
26.50 27.13
5 Matheu, Angie SR Nebraska 54.39 1
26.25 28.14
6 Morford, Amanda JR Missouri 54.60
26.20 28.40
-- King, Alex SO Nebraska X54.47
26.62 27.85
-- Olson, Brooke SO Missouri X55.96
27.04 28.92
-- Becker, Emily SO Nebraska X56.15
27.56 28.59
-- Duenke, Lauren FR Missouri X57.28
27.65 29.63
-- Sampson, Megan FR Nebraska X57.29
28.24 29.05

Event 10 Women 200 Yard Backstroke
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Pool: ^ 2:03.57 2001 Sarah Lo, Missouri
Missouri: * 2:01.87 1997 Rikki James
Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Lo, Sarah SR Missouri 2:05.80 9
29.65 31.87 31.62 32.66
2 Erickson, Danielle SO Nebraska 2:07.17 4
30.11 31.44 32.34 33.28
3 Bailey, Lauren FR Nebraska 2:07.19 3
30.47 32.27 32.97 31.48
4 Charley, Amy FR Missouri 2:08.06 2
30.49 31.80 32.86 32.91
5 Crawford, Emilee FR Nebraska 2:09.65 1
31.15 32.42 33.27 32.81
6 Hollsten, Shannon SR Missouri 2:12.56
31.26 33.12 34.08 34.10

Event 11 Women 200 Yard Breaststroke
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Pool: ^ 2:19.86 2000 Leslie Hoh, Missouri
Missouri: * 2:16.94 2002 Mariona Costa
Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Costa, Mariona JR Missouri 2:21.70 9
32.23 35.53 36.52 37.42
2 Schlatter, Rachel SO Nebraska 2:23.48 4
32.77 36.24 37.14 37.33
3 Kraus, Lindsay FR Missouri 2:27.76 3
34.23 37.44 38.01 38.08
4 Sandeberg, Katrina SO Nebraska 2:28.24 2
33.53 37.52 38.69 38.50
5 Borgo, Ellen SR Missouri 2:30.66 1
34.13 37.95 39.18 39.40
6 Baker, Lana SO Nebraska 2:32.92
34.11 38.20 40.28 40.33

Event 12 Women 500 Yard Freestyle
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Pool: ^ 4:53.53 Kansas
Missouri: * 4:54.66 1999 Katie Mae Fields
Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Wheeler, Kate FR Nebraska 5:01.91 9
28.29 29.68 30.32 30.65 30.67 30.38 30.86 30.71
30.71 29.64
2 Clark, Mackenzie SO Nebraska 5:03.53 4
28.58 30.05 30.52 30.72 30.61 30.80 30.90 30.72
30.64 29.99
3 Holderman, Esmie SO Nebraska 5:03.97 3
28.45 29.97 30.32 30.78 30.65 30.72 30.93 30.95
30.81 30.39
4 Wolfe, Rebecca SR Missouri 5:05.13 2
29.33 30.88 31.17 30.96 30.86 30.60 30.51 30.53
30.49 29.80
5 Igoe, Lizza Missouri 5:11.36 1
28.59 30.35 30.86 31.25 31.19 31.49 31.92 32.01
32.03 31.67
6 Gainey, Kim FR Missouri 5:18.71
29.68 31.42 32.02 32.50 32.26 32.03 32.51 32.43
32.12 31.74

Event 13 Women 100 Yard Butterfly
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Schoborg, Liz SO Missouri 57.82 9
27.19 30.63
2 Wood, Belinda JR Missouri 58.28 4
27.57 30.71
3 Ingles, Bailey FR Nebraska 58.35 3
27.64 30.71
4 Keathley, Mallory FR Nebraska 58.86 2
27.56 31.30
5 McCauley, Juile FR Nebraska 59.55 1
27.99 31.56
6 Dawson, Becca JR Missouri 1:00.04
28.70 31.34
-- Torres, Diana JR Nebraska X59.67
27.90 31.77
-- Pontecore, Laura SO Missouri X1:00.35
28.94 31.41
-- Stempien, Liz SO Missouri X1:03.03
28.82 34.21
-- Christensen, Molly SR Missouri X1:03.66
30.29 33.37
-- Robinson, Kyle FR Missouri X1:06.59
31.32 35.27

Event 14 Women 3 mtr Diving
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Buoy, Amie SO Nebraska 265.13 9
2 Massaro, Kim FR Missouri 259.80 4
3 Massey, Anna JR Missouri 235.73 3
4 Frazier, Nicole SO Missouri 232.13 2
5 Johnson, Becky SO Nebraska 216.53 1
6 Stansbury, Danielle FR Nebraska 173.85

Event 15 Women 400 Yard IM
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Bailey, Lauren FR Nebraska 4:28.80 9
29.41 32.73 33.42 33.34 40.06 40.38 30.49 28.97
2 Schnack, Casey FR Nebraska 4:34.18 4
30.79 34.55 34.92 34.52 39.38 39.59 30.97 29.46
3 Morford, Megan JR Missouri 4:34.70 3
30.40 34.53 35.24 34.60 39.09 39.52 31.23 30.09
4 Wolfe, Rebecca SR Missouri 4:37.05 2
29.57 32.36 36.39 36.54 39.64 40.12 31.62 30.81
5 Wood, Belinda JR Missouri 4:38.25 1
29.21 33.24 36.08 35.41 38.76 39.53 33.27 32.75
6 Ingles, Bailey FR Nebraska 4:42.05
30.05 33.60 36.57 37.29 39.84 40.60 32.26 31.84

Event 16 Women 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
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School Finals Points
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1 University of Nebraska 'A' 7:41.16 11
1) McCauley, Juile FR 2) Wheeler, Kate FR
3) King, Alex SO 4) Bailey, Lauren FR
27.13 55.72 1:25.02 1:54.29 15.99 55.63 1:26.17 1:56.39
26.47 55.93 1:25.74 1:55.82 26.40 55.57 1:25.39 1:54.66
2 University of Missouri 'C' 7:43.46 4
1) Igoe, Lizza 2) Pontecore, Laura SO
3) Nigh, Andrea SR 4) Palbykin, Lindsay JR
27.72 56.77 1:26.49 1:56.17 26.84 56.69 1:27.69 1:58.36
25.85 55.22 1:24.97 1:53.97 26.50 55.45 1:25.18 1:54.96
3 University of Nebraska 'C' 7:49.08 2
1) Criss, Michelle FR 2) Clark, Mackenzie SO
3) Schnack, Casey FR 4) Torres, Diana JR
27.71 56.77 1:26.57 1:56.59 27.04 56.48 1:26.89 1:58.01
26.61 56.48 1:27.25 1:57.84 27.15 56.41 1:26.55 1:56.64
4 University of Nebraska 'B' x7:53.01
1) Becker, Emily SO 2) Erickson, Danielle SO
3) Petersen, Courtney SO 4) Holderman, Esmie SO
28.02 58.06 1:28.76 1:58.87 27.57 57.81 1:28.59 1:58.69
27.08 56.75 1:27.59 1:58.27 25.66 54.60 1:25.44 1:57.18
5 University of Missouri 'A' 7:55.05
1) Charley, Amy FR 2) Wender, Rachel FR
3) Morford, Amanda JR 4) Kraus, Lindsay FR
28.32 58.16 1:28.87 1:59.57 28.11 58.50 1:29.21 1:59.03
26.63 56.48 1:27.12 1:58.45 26.73 56.65 1:27.48 1:58.00
6 University of Missouri 'B' x8:18.22
1) Duenke, Lauren FR 2) Olson, Brooke SO
3) Christensen, Molly SR 4) Hollsten, Shannon SR
28.68 59.90 1:32.02 2:03.99 28.44 1:00.55 1:33.64 2:06.12
29.15 1:01.41 1:33.96 2:05.65 28.05 59.08 1:30.60 2:02.46