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Husker Divers Set Sights on Minnesota Invitational

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska Divers at Minnesota Invitational

Date: Nov. 9-11

Location: Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center, Minneapolis, Minn.

Time: 10 a.m. (Prelims) / 5 p.m. (Finals)

The Nebraska divers travel to Minneapolis for competition at the Minnesota Invitational, Thursday through Saturday. Prelims begin each day at 10 a.m., with finals at 5 p.m. For live stats, please click the attached link.

All-American Abigail Knapton (platform) is coming off of back-to-back career bests in the one-meter dive against Arkansas and Kansas. Knapton, a sophomore from Omaha, leads the Huskers into Thursday’s invite with two NCAA Zone qualifying dives in the one- and three-meter events. Junior Katrina Voge qualified for NCAA Zone competition in the one- and three-meter dives against Northern Iowa and Iowa State, respectively. Freshman Grace Tiernon tallied her career bests in the one- and three-meter dives against Northern Iowa and Iowa State as well.

Following this weekend’s diving action, the Huskers return to competition Thursday, Nov. 16, when they compete in the Mizzou Invitational at the Mizzou Aquatic Center in Columbia.

Last Time Out: Huskers Drop Road Meets

The Nebraska swimming and diving team fell to Arkansas (154-84) and Kansas (159-141) last weekend during a pair of road meets.

On Friday, Nov. 3 in Fayetteville, the Big Red started off the meet with a second-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay with Carla Gonzalez-Garcia, Jordan Ehly, Dana Posthuma and Allie Worrall (3:49.27).

Freshman Autumn Haebig took third in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:10.05). Gonzalez-Garcia followed that up with a second-finish in the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.76).

Senior captain Jordan Ehly found a third-place finish in the 400-yard individual medley (4:25.22) and All-American Abi Knapton took third in the one-meter dive with a score of 291.90.

In the 100-yard freestyle, freshman Jessica Pentlarge took second for the Huskers (52.66). Team captain Kaylyn Flatt also earned a second-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (5:03.67).

Knapton took second in the three-meter with her score of 336.53. The Huskers finished the meet strong with back-to-back first-place finishes in the 200-yard breaststroke (Ehly, 2:15.74) and the 400-yard freestyle relay with Lindsay Helferich, Pentlarge, Gonzalez-Garcia and Haebig in the pool (3:28.68).

Abigail Knapton and Katrina Voge swept the top two places in the one- and three-meter dives, while Jordan Ehly posted her second win of the weekend in the 200-yard breaststroke, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Huskers from falling, 159-141, at Kansas on Saturday.

Tori Beeler added a pair of victories in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200 IM, while Autumn Haebig contributed a win over her own in the 500 freestyle.

Nebraska opened the clash with the Jayhawks by taking second in the 200-yard medley relay with Gonzalez-Garcia, Beeler, Posthuma and Helferich (1:45.45).

In the 1,000-yard freestyle, Flatt found another runner-up finish for the Huskers in 10:20.33.

Haebig posted a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.27) and Morgan McCafferty finished third in the 100-yard backstroke (57.70).

Following Beeler's victory in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.66), Posthuma posted a second-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly (2:05.63). Freshman Izzie Murray followed Posthuma for third (2:05.63).

The Huskers secured the top two spots in the one-meter dive with Knapton (303.15) and Katrina Voge (250.95).

Anna McDonald finished second in the 200-yard backstroke (2:03.69) and Ehly notched first in the 200-yard breaststroke for the second time on the weekend (2:16.51).

Haebig found her first first-place finish of the weekend in the 500-yard freestyle (5:00.71).

In the three-meter dive, Knapton (337.80) and Voge (268.58) came in first and second, respectively.

Beeler posted a first-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley (2:06.34), followed by Ehly for second (2:07.34).

The Huskers completed the meet coming in second in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:31.51).

The Huskers moved to 2-2 on the season.

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