Photo by Josh Wenger/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Head to Omaha

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska vs. Omaha

Date: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m.

Location: HPER Pool (Omaha, Neb.)

Lincoln- The Nebraska swimming and diving team returns to dual action Saturday, Jan. 12, to kick off the New Year against Omaha at the HPER Pool. The dual is set for a 2 p.m. start.

Nebraska will enter Omaha carrying a 3-1 record, while the Mavs enter Saturday’s dual with a 2-3 mark. Nebraska owns a 22-0 all-time dual record against Omaha, including a 189-103 win over the Mavs last season at Omaha.

The Huskers are coming off a successful winter break after competing in the USA Swimming Winter Nationals, USA Diving Winter Trials and the Wally Nakamoto Diving Invitational. Two-time All-American, Abigail Knapton claimed two victories on the three-meter and platform boards at the Wally Nakamoto Diving Invite.

The Huskers will return home to the Devaney Natatorium to honor seniors Jan. 26 as they take on the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers.

Last Time Out: First-Place Finishes and Career Bests Set in Honolulu

The Nebraska Swim and Dive team was represented by Husker divers Abigail Knapton, Hallie Roman, Grace Tiernon, Sara Troyer and Jessica Warak at the 2019 Wally Nakamoto Diving Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii over the weekend.

On Thursday, Troyer dove to her second victory of the season on the one-meter board with a score of 278.05. Roman (12th, 233.15) and Tiernon (17th, 212.35) added solid showings on the one-meter board for the Big Red.

Knapton, a two-time All-American for the Huskers, claimed two victories during the competition. The first came Friday on the three-meter board (319.30), before notching another victory on Saturday in the platform competition (276.30). Knapton, a junior from Omaha, has produced 15 top-five finishes this season, including 10 victories.

Troyer racked up 273.30 points on the three-meter board to claim a runner-up finish. It was her 10th top-five finish of the season. Warak added a seventh-place showing on the three-meter board (253.05), while Roman took 16th (218.10).

On the final day of competition, Warak claimed a second-place finish on the platform board. The freshman from Bellevue posted a career-high 241.80. Tiernon took fourth (218.35) on the platform, also notching a career high in the event while earning her second top-five finish of the season.


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