Topeka, Kan. - The Nebraska swimmers got off to a phenomenal start in the Kansas Classic at the Capital Federal Natatorium on Friday.
In Session One, the Huskers were led by Bailey Pons and Morgan Flannigan in the 500-yard freestyle prelims. They finished second and 14th, respectively, and Pons advanced to the A Finals on Friday night. Ariel Weech (Second), Hayley Martin (Third), Shannon Guy (11th), and Bria Deveaux (14th) led the way in the 50-yard freestyle prelims, with Weech and Martin advancing to the evening's A Finals.
Session Two saw even more success for the Huskers. It began with a first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a season-best time of 1:34.18. Bailey Pons then won the 500-yard freestyle finals with a time of 4:53.75. Katt Sickle took sixth, while Morgan Flannigan finished in 12th.
Ariel Weech and Hayley Martin took second and third in the 50-yard freestyle finals with times of 23.63 and 23.72, respectively. Shannon Guy took tenth and Bria Deveaux took eleventh in the event.
Nebraska finished the day with a third place finish in the 400-yard medley relay. Notre Dame took first and Kansas took second.
The squad will return to action on Saturday morning as they look to build off of their tremendous start. Check back in for updates as the Huskers continue competition in the Kansas Classic, beginning at 10 a.m.
Houston, Tex. - The Nebraska divers continued competition in the Phill Hansel Invite at the CRWC Natatorium on Friday. All four Huskers competed in the one-meter dive, with Amy Herman finishing 12th after posting a finals score of 238.05.
Payton Michaud just missed the finals, as her preliminary score of 248.20 was one point short of Herman's 249.20. She finished in 13th place. Nicole Schwery finished in 16th with a score of 242.65.
The Huskers will finish competition on Saturday with the platform dive. It will be the first time they have competed in the event this season. The Invite will resume at 10 a.m., as the Huskers look to finish strong in Houston.