Dec. 4, 2009
The UNI Swimming and Diving team finished with 510 points, good enough for second place at the Mutual of Omaha Invitational. The Panthers came home with six event wins.
Abby Girard and Kelly McCullough took first and second in the 200 backstroke. Girard finished with a time of 2:12.66, followed by McCullough with a time of 2:13.67.
Maggie Rickert, with a time of 1:00.24, took first in the 100 butterfly. Teammate Caitlin Krengel took fifth with a time of 1:03.22.
Lauren Nelson took second in both diving events. She finished with 288.55 points in the 3 meter and 345.40 points in the 1 meter dives.
Josie Itzen took the runner-up spot in the 400 IM. She finished with a time of 4:46.34.
The 200 freestyle relay team took second for the Panthers. Abby Girard, Jean Matzen and Stephanie Frederick finished with a time of 1:40.58.
The Panthers will continue their success tomorrow, Dec. 5 as they compete against Iowa State and UW-Green Bay. The meet is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and will take place at the Glen F. Henry Swimming and Diving Pool in Cedar Falls, Iowa.