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The Huskers produced nine top-ten finishes on day one of the Northwestern Invitational
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
          Release: 02/01/2013
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Huskers Finish Day One in Evanston

Evanston, Ill. - The Nebraska swimming and diving team began competition at the Northwestern Invitational on Friday, competing in six events at Northwestern University's Norris Aquatics Center.

The Huskers started the evening with a third place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The team of Hayley Martin, Shannon Guy, Bria Deveaux, and Taryn Collura finished in a time of 1:34.54, just 62 hundredths of a second behind Ohio State. Northwestern took first place with a time of 1:32.91.

In the session's second event, Bailey Pons took fourth in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:57.65. Morgan Flannigan and Melisa Mexia finished tenth and 15th in the event, respectively.

Taryn Collura (23.34) and Hayley Martin (23.68) then took second and fourth place, respectively, in the 50-yard freestyle. Collura's effort marked her third straight top-two finish in the event.

The Huskers finished competition in the pool with the 400-yard medley relay. The team of Hayley Martin, Ashley Reiter, Shannon Guy, and Taryn Collura posted a time of 3:48.45, earning fourth place.

In the diving well, Payton Michaud took third place in the three-meter dive with a score of 282.10. Kailey Harmon (273.45) and Amy Herman (268.75) placed sixth and seventh, respectively.  

Ellan Dufour, Katie Davis, Kelsey Larson, Kristin Strecker, Shannon Guy, and Bria Deveaux were the other top-16 finishers for Nebraska.

The Huskers ended the day tied with Iowa at 55-55 but trailing both Ohio State (66-41) and Northwestern (63-47) in their respective duals.

Check back in for updates as the Huskers compete in the final day at the Northwestern Invitational. Saturday's sessions begin at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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