FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas women’s swimming and diving will travel north to meet the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Devaney Natatorium in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Arkansas’ (0-3, 0-3 SEC) sights are set on capturing its first win of the 2014-15 season after falling short against Missouri, No. 9 Texas A&M and No. 11 Florida.
Despite the loss to the Tigers on Oct. 24, the Razorbacks tallied six first-place finishes on the day, led by sophomore Aiden Lister, who registered two event wins in the 1,000 (10:10.46) and 500 freestyle (4:58.27).
Freshman diver Nicole Gillis dove to a first-place finish in the 3-meter boards with a score of 320.70, outscoring the runner-up by 30 points. Freshman Taylor Weiss captured an event win in the 200 butterfly (2:03.14) while junior Anna Mayfield took first in the 200 freestyle (1:50.29) and junior Nina Drolc touched the wall first in the 100 freestyle (50.66).
The Razorbacks will look to build on last season’s victory over the Huskers and tally their sixth all-time series victory. In 2013, Arkansas topped Nebraska, 205-95, to capture its 13th-straight dual meet win. The Razorbacks collected 14 of 16 event wins, highlighted by 1-2-3 sweeps in the 1,650-yard freestyle, 200 freestyle, 200 backstroke and 200 breaststroke.
The Huskers (3-2, 0-2 Big 10) are riding a three-meet winning streak with three consecutive wins over Nebraska-Omaha, Iowa State and South Dakota State after dropping their first two battles of the season to Iowa and Michigan.
- Arkansas and Nebraska have met 12 times in history, beginning in the 1983-84 season. The Huskers lead the all-time series, 6-5 after falling last season in Fayetteville.
- Senior Nikki Daniels’ 100 breaststroke time against Florida (1:01.63) checks in as the No. 12 swim in the nation and No. 3 in the Southeastern Conference.
- Junior Anna Mayfield’s 500 freestyle time (4:49.42) earned at Florida is pegged the No. 17 swim in the nation and No. 4 in the SEC. Mayfield’s 200 freestyle time of 1:48.93 clocked at Florida is the No. 8 swim in the SEC and No. 25 in the nation.
- Between seven Razorbacks, Arkansas has registered 13 top-25 times in the SEC.
- Arkansas’ 200 freestyle relay team of Nina Drolc, Susanna White, Maddie Monroe and Rachel Stoehr clocked the fifth-fastest time in the SEC against Texas A&M with a time of 1:34.78.
- Freshman diver Nicole Gillis registered the 10th-best score in the SEC and a new lifetime best on the three-meter springboard with a score of 320.70 against Missouri.
The Razorbacks will head to Atlanta, Georgia for a fall tune-up at the Georgia Tech Invitational on Nov. 20-22.
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