Huskers Complete First Preliminary Round at Big Ten Championships
Seven Huskers competed in the 200-yard IM, including Katie Davis, who finished 43rd in the preliminary round. Her time of 2:05.68 was a season best for the junior from Lincoln. Ellan Dufour and Nikolina Sabo finished back-to-back 54th and 55th for the Huskers in 2:07.08 and 2:07.36, respectively.
200 IM Results:
43rd - Katie Davis, 2:05.68 (season best)
54th - Ellan Dufour, 2:07.08 (season best)
55th - Nikolina Sabo, 2:07.36 (career best)
65th - Natalie Morris, 2:08.61 (career best)
70th - Ashley Reiter, 2:09.82 (season best)
73rd - Kelsey Larson, 2:12.69
76th - Ciara Jenkins, 2:22.09 (career best)
The 50-yard freestyle saw Ariel Weech finish 40th in the prelims, as eight Huskers competed. Weech's time of 23.47 was a season best. Freshmen Kelly Dunn and Rebekah Land also finished back-to-back at 53rd and 54th.
50-Yard Freestyle Results:
40th - Ariel Weech, 23.47 (season best)
53rd - Kelly Dunn, 23.77 (career best)
54th - Rebekah Land, 23.78 (career best)
60th - Hayley Martin, 23.91
76th - Paige Theilen, 24.25 (career best)
97th - Sara Weinberg, 25.10
99th - Megan Ziemann, 25.21 (season best)
100th - Mary Beth Rye, 25.33
The third preliminary swimming event of the morning saw Bailey Pons finish 37th in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:53.57. Morgan Flannigan finished the event 54th at 4:59.76.
500-Yard Freestyle Results:
37th - Bailey Pons, 4:53.57 (season best)
54th - Morgan Flannigan, 4:59.66 (season best)
62nd - Caroline Shea, 5:03.21 (season best)
63rd - Mailene Leslie, 5:03.28 (season best)
69th - Riley Seidel, 5:04.67 (career best)
73rd - Ashleigh Grammar, 5:07.12 (season best)
78th - Bobbi Balogh, 5:20.89
The Big Ten Championship's third sessions, including the finals of the 200-yard IM, 500-yard freestyle, 50-yard freestyle and the 1-meter dive will take place tonight beginning at 6 p.m.