Kansas Overpowers Nebraska

The University of Kansas swimming and diving team hosted the University of Nebraska on Saturday. The Jayhawks defeated the Cornhuskers in a close conference matchup.


Kansas 192, Nebraska 103



Kansas Press Release

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas swimming and diving continued their perfect start to the season with a 192-103 victory over the visiting Nebraska Cornhuskers inside Robinson Natatorium. The win gives KU a 4-0 record as they enter midseason.

Four different Jayhawks earned themselves two top individual finishes on the afternoon to lead all the swimmers and divers. Senior Jenny Nusbaum finished with the fastest time in the 200 and 100-yard freestyles while sophomore Kate Steward claimed hers in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events. Freshman Autumn Looney claimed her first two gold finishes of her collegiate career in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly.

In the diving portion of the meet, it was freshman Jiayu Chen who led the way for the Jayhawks once again. She claimed the best score in both the 1-meter (309.15) and the 3-meter (336.60) dives. The finishes give her six consecutive top finishes to begin her collegiate career.


  • Jenny Nusbaum took home first place in the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.75) and the 100-yard freestyle (51.66).
  • Manon Manning claimed first place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 54.80.
  • Kate Steward finished with two top-times in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.35) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:17.41).
  • Autumn Looney touched the wall first in the 50-yard freestyle (24.26) and the 100-yard butterfly (56.21).
  • Elizabeth Amato-Hanner won the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:00.48.
  • Kansas’ A relay team (Manning, Steward, Kaitlyn Witt and Carly Straight) won the 200-yard medley relay with a final time of 1:42.81.
  • Kansas’ A relay team (Nusbaum, Amato-Hanner, Claire Campbell and Manning) claimed the top time in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:28.15.


  • Kansas’ dive team will travel to Columbia, Missouri to participate in the Tiger Invite from Nov. 21-23.


Nebraska Press Release

The Huskers couldn’t get the job done in Lawrence, falling to the unbeaten Kansas Jayhawks 198-107. The Jayhawks started hot early and never looked back, as they improve to 4-0 on the year, while the Huskers drop to 3-1.

Nebraska’s distance races were the strongpoint day, as they have been much of the season. Sophomore Audrey Coffey took first place in the 1000 yard free (10:12.86) to achieve another collegiate career best in the category. Rachel Powers followed closely behind, earning herself a runner-up finish (10:17.17) in the race.

In the 500 free, it was junior co-captain Autumn Haebig who came out on top (4:57.84), grabbing herself another first-place finish on the season. Haebig added a second place finish (1:51.17) in the 200 free to round out her afternoon.

In the sprint freestyle races 50 junior Sutton Marvin and freshman Kaitlyn Barth earned themselves top-five finishes, landing in fourth and fifth respectively in the 50 free.
In the 100 free, senior Carla Gonzalez grabbed a third place finish (53.06), and teammate Savannah Savittcoming in fifth (54.06)

Sophomore divers Sara Troyer and Hallie Roman both gave solid performances on the road trip. Troyer took second place in both the one meter dive (291.00) and the three meter dive (320.70), giving her a pair of runner-up finishes. Roman landed in third place in the one meter (233.55) and in 4th in the three meter (227.93).

In the fly, junior Madison Coughlen took first place in the 200 butterfly (2:02.17), while sophomore Maggie Berning grabbed third place (2:04.20) in the race. Madison Coughlen also finished in 4th place in the 100 fly (57.54).

Senior Tori Beeler gave the Husker’s their fourth victory of the afternoon (2:04.94) with a win in the 200 IM. Freshman Berkeley Livingston swam to a solid fourth place finish (2:08.69), earning herself another top-five finish.

Carla Gonzalez got on the podium again, finishing in third place (57.89) in the 100 backstroke. Jessica Pentlarge grabbed fourth place for Nebraska (2:07.68) in the 200 backstroke, and Berkeley Livingstonknotched a fifth place finish (2:08.95) to her day.

In the breaststroke, Tori Beeler landed in fourth place in the 100 breast (1:05.34), adding to a solid day. Gwen Worlton followed her up, finishing in fifth in the 100 breast (1:05.82) and fourth (2:22.81) in the 200 breast.

In relay action, the Husker’s earned third place in both the 200 medley relay (14:46.51) with Haebig, Worlton, Murray, Beeler and the 400 freestyle relay (3:32.10) with swimmers Haebig, Gonzalez, Savitt, Beeler.

The Huskers drop to 3-1 on the season and 12-27 against the Kansas Jayhawks all-time. Nebraska will battle the 4-1 Missouri Tigers in the Mizzou Invitational from Nov. 20 through Nov. 22.