Nebraska hands Iowa State its first loss



Iowa State junior Jayna Misra dives in the Cyclones’ meet against Northern Iowa on Jan. 30. (Photo courtesy of Iowa State Athletics Communications)

Anthony Hanson

The home crowd couldn’t lift Iowa State past their rival that hails from the Big Ten, Nebraska.  

The 186-114 loss is the seventh straight for Iowa State against Nebraska. Cyclone swimming and diving has not beat Nebraska outright since 2003. 

Iowa State fell to 3-1 despite performing well in relays and freestyle events.  

The 200-medley team of Emily Haan, Martha Haas, Carley Caughron and Maddie Ziegert started the dual with a bang by narrowly defeating the Nebraska squad. Their time of 1:44.75 was fastest by just one hundredth of a second.

Ashley Bengston grabbed the next Iowa State win. The sophomore raced a time of 1:52.15 in the 200-yard freestyle. 

After taking the top two positions in the 100-yard backstroke, Nebraska took the lead and did not look back. 

Nebraska swept the top three positions in the 200-yard butterfly.

Sara Troyer of Nebraska broke a Beyer Pool record in the 3-meter diving event with a score of 343.20. Michelle Schlossmacher Smith followed in second with a 292.45. Schlossmacher Smith’s dives brought her career point total to over 200. 

Standout freshman Carley Caughron touched first in the 50-yard freestyle for Iowa State, giving Iowa State its third event win. 

Iowa State’s fourth event win came in the 200-yard IM with Trinity Gilbert taking first. 

Iowa State has another chance to impress in-front of the home crowd on Nov. 4 against Omaha.