Meet: Iowa Invitational
Date: Dec. 2-4
Time: Prelims: 10:00 a.m., Finals: 6:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday, 4:00 p.m. Sunday
Location: Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool, Iowa City, Iowa.
The Nebraska diving team will take part in the Iowa Invitational held in Iowa City, Iowa from Dec 2-4. The Nebraska divers are one of three teams that is only traveling its divers, with the other two being Notre Dame and South Dakota State. Other teams participating in the Invite include University of Denver, Michigan, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Washington State. The Huskers are coming off of a fourth-place finish at the TYR Invitational in mid-November.
Live stats for the event will be available throughout the event at http://live.iowaswimming.com/swimming/. Preliminaries will take place each morning at 10 a.m. with finals taking place at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday evening.
The Nebraska diving squad has performed well this season, sweeping the Devaney Center's four diving events on the year. Payton Michaud has taken home three of the wins, sweeping the diving events against South Dakota State and the one-meter dive against UNO. Kaitlan Walker earned a win in the three-meter dive against UNO as well. Michaud and Walker both set career-bests against UNO. Alyson Ramsey dove her way to a third-place finish at the Rice Invitational in the three-meter event as well.
Following the Iowa Invitational, the U.S. Diving Nationals will begin on Dec. 15 before the holiday break. The Huskers will return to action against Kansas in Lawrence on Jan. 14.
Review: Husker Swimmers Finish Fourth at TYR Invite
The Nebraska swimming team finished fourth at the 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.