at Northwestern Invitational
Date: Feb. 1-2
Aquatics Center, Evanston, Ill.
Time: 5 p.m. (Friday) 10
a.m. / 5 p.m. (Saturday)
swimming and diving team travels to Evanston, Ill., on Friday, Feb. 1, for the Northwestern
Invitational held at the University of Northwestern's Norris Aquatics Center. The
squad will compete in three sessions of timed finals only. The first session
begins at 5 p.m. on Friday while the second and third sessions will be held
Saturday at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
will face Northwestern, Iowa, and No. 15 Ohio State each in a separate dual
meet at the invitational. All four teams will compete against each other in the
same format. However, because Iowa and Northwestern competed against each other
in a dual last weekend, the two schools will not swim against each other at the
faced both Iowa and Northwestern at the Hawkeye Invitational earlier this
season. The Huskers (670) placed second behind Michigan while Iowa (559.5) and
Northwestern (472.5) finished third and fourth, respectively.
The Huskers will
be matching up with Ohio State for the first time since last season's Big Ten
Championships. In Nebraska's inaugural conference championship meet, the Huskers
finished 11th and the Buckeyes finished third.
single win this weekend, the Huskers will set a new school record for wins in a
season. Their current win total of 11 ties them with the 1985-86 and 1989-90
Nebraska squads. They are the fifth Nebraska team to win ten games or more in a
season and the first to do so in the last 23 years.
this season's team has already surpassed Head Coach Pablo Morales' previous Nebraska
career-best season win total of eight. He set that mark in the 2004-05 season when
his Husker squad finished 8-1 and placed third at the Big 12 Championships.
invitational is Nebraska's last regular season competition. After returning
from Evanston, the Huskers will have nearly three weeks to prepare for the 2013
Big Ten Championships held Feb. 20-23 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Last Time at
Northwestern Invitational: Huskers Finish Fourth at TYR Invitational (11/20/11)
The Nebraska swimming team finished
fourth at this weekend's TYR Invitational in Evanston, Illinois. Husker
swimmers finished in the top eight of nineteen events in an invitational that
the Nebraska diving squad did not travel to.
The Huskers scored 517 points during
the invite, just 177 points out of second place. Northwestern won the TYR
Invite with 866 team points.
Nebraska had a strong showing
throughout the invitational, earning three runner-up finishes on the weekend
from Bailey Pons (500-yard freestyle), Hayley Martin (100-yard freestyle) and
the 400-yard freestyle relay team (Martin, Pons, Rebekah Land and Kelly Dunn).
Third-place finishers include
Shannon Guy in the 100-yard butterfly and Dunn in the 100-yard freestyle at
51.10. Morgan Flannigan, Katie Davis, Natalie Morris and Ellan Dufour all also
contributed top-eight finishes on the invitational. Overall, the Huskers saw
twenty-six finishes in the top-eight during the Invitational, leading to the
Final Results:TYR Invitational
1. Northwestern University 866
2. University of Illinois - Champaign 694
3. Iowa State University 693
4. University of Nebraska 517
5. Cleveland State University 465
6. Missouri State University 450
7. University of Illinois- Chicago 207
8. Kenyon College 205
Last Time Out: Huskers Swim Past Illini in Champaign (1/26/13)
The Nebraska swimming and diving
team defeated conference opponent Illinois 194-106 on Saturday at the Illini's
ARC Pool. The Huskers improved to 11-1 on the season following the victory.
The Huskers started strong once
again, winning the 200-yard medley relay by nearly four seconds. The team of
Hayley Martin, Shannon Guy, Taryn Collura, and Ariel Weech finished in a time
Bailey Pons (10:22.01) and Morgan
Flannigan (10:25.01) built off of that momentum, placing first and second,
respectively, in the meet's second event, the 1,000-yard freestyle. Pons would
later add a victory in the 500-yard freestyle, clocking in at 4:59.86.
Taryn Collura continued to shine in
the sprint freestyle events, winning both the 50-yard (23.41) and 100-yard
Shannon Guy also added two victories
on the day, winning the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.63) and 100-yard butterfly
In the diving well, Amy Herman won
both the one-meter (275.92) and three-meter (294.68) dives. Nicole Schwery and
Kailey Harmon placed second and third, respectively, in both events.
The meet's final event saw Nebraska
win the 400-yard freestyle relay in a time of 3:27.23. The team consisted of
Taryn Collura, Hayley Martin, Shannon Guy, and Kelly Dunn.
Other Husker winners on the day were
Hayley Martin in the 200-yard freestyle (1:51.09) and Ellan Dufour in the
200-yard backstroke (2:02.26). Martin added a second place finish in the
100-yard freestyle while Dufour added one in the 100-yard backstroke.
Alison Meng, Kathleen Knight, Erica
Lynn, and Sarah Sykstus were the four winners for Illinois on the day. The
Illini fell to 2-4 on the season with the loss.
Overall, the Huskers won 12 of the
meet's 16 events, improving to 2-4 all-time against the Illini.