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Blazing Start

Nov 18, 2021

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Torri Huske dazzled the pool at the Greensboro Aquatic Center with a back-to-back performance for the ages.

The freshman debuted on the school record book with victories in the 50 free and 200 IM to open the NC State/GAC Invite, Thursday. Huske opened the evening finals session with a victory in the 200 IM in 1:52.82 – nearly three seconds ahead of second place. Her time is an NCAA A standard, the fastest time in the nation entering Thursday, and makes her the fourth-fastest individual in the event in program history.

Huske is the first Stanford swimmer to go under 1:54 in the event since Ella Eastin in 2016.

Roughly an hour later, Huske won the finals of the 50 free in 21.70 – four-hundredths of a second off an A standard, but also the nation's leading mark entering Thursday's action. Her time makes her the fourth-fastest individual in school history.
Taylor Ruck and Emma Wheal joined Huske in the 'A' final, racing 22.38 and 22.65, respectively.

The Cardinal also received A standards in the 200 free relay and the 400 medley relay. The 'A' team of Huske, Ruck, Wheal, and Anna Shaw went 1:27.79 in the free relay, while Huske was joined by Regan Smith, Zoe Bartel and Ruck in the medley relay to race 3:28.76. Both relay teams finished second to NC State.
In the 500 free, Brooke Forde led five Cardinal swimmers in the top eight. Forde's time of 3:36.96 is the second-fastest mark in the nation this season as she finished second. Lillie Nordmann (4:43.43), Regan Smith (4:43.86), Aurora Roghair (4:45.01) and Morgan Tankersley (4:46.91) joined Forde in the 'A' final of the event. All five finished with NCAA provisional standards in the event.

Freshman also Samantha Pearson reached the 'A' final of the 200 IM, finishing eighth in 2:00.82.

AUSTIN, Texas – At the Texas Diving Invitational, Carolina Sculti led the way with a victory on the 3-meter. She finished with a score of 389.45 – 2.90 ahead of second place.

Daria Lenz joined Sculti in the finals, finishing sixth with a score of 344.80.

Lauren Birch (296.70) and Maria Papworth (285.80) finished 10th and 13th, respectively.