The Huskers earned 15 top-16 finishes on Day Two of the Kansas Classic
Photo by BreAnna Haessler/NU Media Relations

Husker Swimmers Press On, Divers Finish Invite

By NU Athletic Communications

Topeka, Kan. - The Nebraska swimmers had another solid showing on Day Two of the Kansas Classic at Topeka's Capital Federal Natatorium. 

Hayley Martin was the star of Session One's preliminaries, winning both the 200-yard freestyle (1:50.03) and 100-yard backstroke (55.13) and setting herself up as the top seed in the evening's finals. 

The Huskers began Session Two with a second place finish to Notre Dame in the 200-yard medley relay. In the middle events, Hayley Martin and Shannon Guy led the way. Martin placed second in both the 200-yard freestyle (1:50.11) and 100-yard backstroke (55.11) finals, while Guy finished third and fourth in the 100-yard butterfly (56.24) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.04) finals, respectively. 

Additionally, Bailey Pons finished fourth and Katt Sickle finished fifth in the 200-yard freestyle. Ellan Dufour added a seventh-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke. 

Other top-16 Husker finishers were Katie Davis (400 IM), Natalie Morris (100 Butterfly), Morgan Flannigan (200 Free), Ashley Reiter (100 Breast), Kelsey Larson (400 IM), Melisa Mexia (100 Butterfly), Kelly Dunn (200 Free), and Kristin Strecker (100 Breast). 

Nebraska finished the day with a third place finish in the 800-yard freestyle relay. Kansas took first and Notre Dame took second. 

The squad will return to action on Sunday morning as they look to finish off the Kansas Classic strong, with first place still in sight. Check back in for updates as the Huskers continue competition, beginning at 9 a.m. 

Houston, Tex. - The Nebraska divers finished competition in the Phill Hansel Invite at the CRWC Natatorium on Saturday. Just two Huskers competed in the platform dive, with freshman Nicole Schwery finishing eighth after posting a finals score of 230.00. 

Amy Herman finished 11th with a preliminary score of 217.55, and the Huskers placed 14th out of the 15 teams at the meet due to the fact that they only competed in diving events. 

The Husker divers will next compete in the Hawkeye Invitational beginning Nov. 30 in Iowa City, Iowa. After that, the squad will not compete again until Holiday Training in January, and not officially until the swimming and diving team's home meet against San Diego State on January 19. 


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