UNO dominates Northern Iowa
Scipio helps Mavs to two relay titles, wins 50 freestyle
OMAHA, Neb. -- Nebraska-Omaha captured a 170-128 win against Northern Iowa on Saturday at the HPER Swimming Pool.
The Mavs opened with a win in the 200 medley relay as Amy Bechdolt, Maddie Hutt, Colleen Klaiber and Tiesha Scipio turned in a time of 1:50.21. Scipio also finished first in the 50 freestyle (24.80) and was part of the Mavericks' winning 400 freestyle relay team along with Cait Hopkins, Lucy Zamecnik and Kylie Hubbell. The team posted a time of 3:37.62.
Hopkins won a pair of events -- the 200 freestyle (1:56.29) and the 100 freestyle (53.75) -- and Bechdolt swept the backstroke events with times of 1:00.31 in the 100 and 2:13.58 in the 200. Hutt took both breaststroke events, placing first in the 100 (1:07.70) and the 200 (2:22.94).
Klaiber added a first-place showing in the 100 butterfly at 1:00.01, and Laura Kemp was the top performer in the 200 butterfly (2:15.12) and the 200 individual medley (2:13.45).
Amanda Schulte also came through in the 3-meter diving competition, earning a first-place score of 245.55.
"This was a great win for us today," Head Coach Todd Samland said. "It has been over a month since we have competed, and I was anxious to see how the team would preform against a quality program from UNI. I was impressed with how we stepped up and competed against a Division I program. It was also nice to have a diver back on our roster to pick up some points, as we haven't had a diver for five semesters, and Amanda provided that. It was great to have such a strong team effort."