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The Huskers produced 19 top-16 finishes at Day Two of the Hawkeye Invitational Saturday
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
          Release: 12/02/2012
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Huskers Compete at Day Two of Hawkeye Invitational

Iowa City, Iowa - The Nebraska swimming and diving team continued competition in the Hawkeye Invitational at the University of Iowa's Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on Saturday. 

Nebraska began Saturday evening's finals with a second place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of Hayley Martin, Shannon Guy, Ashley Reiter, and Taryn Collura posted a time of 1:41.63 that was bested only by Michigan in what was a solid start to the day's competition. 

Standout performances in the pool came from Bailey Pons, Hayley Martin, and Shannon Guy. Pons (1:49.39) finished second in the 200-yard freestyle, Martin (54.74) finished third in the 100-yard backstroke, and Guy (54.42) finished fourth in the 100-yard butterfly. Martin added a sixth place finish in the 200-yard freestyle and Guy also tallied an eighth place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke. 

Other top-16 finishers were Katie Davis (400 IM), Taryn Collura (100 Fly), Natalie Morris (100 Fly), Bria Deveaux (100 Fly), Katt Sickle (200 Free), Kelly Dunn (200 Free), Ashley Reiter (100 Breast), Kristin Strecker (100 Breast), Kelsey Larson (100 Breast), and Ellan Dufour (100 Back). 

In the diving well, Payton Michaud (322.05) and Amy Herman (311.75) took third and fourth place, respectively, in the three-meter dive. Nicole Schwery finished eighth and Kailey Harmon finished eleventh. 

The Huskers finished the day with a third place finish in the 800-yard freestyle relay. Michigan won the event and Iowa took second place. 

The squad will return to action on Sunday morning as they look to finish the competition on a high note. Check back in for updates as the Huskers continue competition in the Hawkeye Invitational, beginning at 10 a.m. 

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