Huskers Start Strong at Hawkeye Invitational

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The Nebraska swimming and diving team began competition in the Hawkeye Invitational at the University of Iowa's Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on Friday.

Nebraska started the evening's finals with a win in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The team of Ariel Weech, Hayley Martin, Shannon Guy, and Taryn Collura edged out Michigan by 71 hundredths of a second as they finished with a time of 1:31.07.

In the second finals event, Bailey Pons took third in the 500-yard freestyle with a season-best time of 4:48.32. Katt Sickle and Morgan Flannigan finished eleventh and thirteen in the event, respectively.

In the diving well, Payton Michaud took seventh place in the one-meter dive with a score of 261.35. Nicole Schwery, Kailey Harmon, and Amy Herman finished tenth, 13th, and 16th, respectively.

Hayley Martin finished fourth (23.07), Taryn Collura fifth (23.15), and Ariel Weech sixth (23.17) in the 50-yard freestyle finals. Shannon Guy placed ninth. The Huskers finished the day with a fifth place finish in the 400-yard medley relay.

The squad will return to action on Saturday morning as they look for more success. Check back in for updates as the Huskers continue competition in the Hawkeye Invitational, beginning at 10 a.m.