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The Huskers finished fourth at the TYR Invitational
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
          Release: 11/20/2011
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Huskers Finish Fourth at TYR Invitational

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 fourth-place finish.

The Nebraska diving squad will travel to the Iowa Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa on Dec. 2. The event will run through Dec. 4 before the U.S. Diving Nationals take place on Dec. 15. Next up for the Nebraska swimmers is a dual against Kansas in Lawrence on Jan. 15.

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


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