By Jackson Taylor
The Omaha swimming and diving team made the record books over the weekend, breaking two school records and winning the Mutual of Omaha Invite with a total of 1,398 points.
Omaha took first place with 1,398 points beating Northern Colorado (794), Nebraska-Kearney (109), Morningside College (86), College of Saint Mary (77), Colorado Swim Club (66) and Iowa Central CC (55). The Mavericks got off to a hot start on Friday, as they broke the 200 medley relay school record of 1:44.23. Natalie Renshaw, Meredith Ricks, Tiril Jensen and Morgan Stepp all contributed in the
relay, finishing the event at a time of 1:43.86.
Stepp broke another record on the second night of competition. The junior swimmer won the 200 IM with a time of 2:04.68, breaking a record set in 2006. She also posted a season-low time of 2:19.62 in the 200 breast.
Norway-native Jensen finished right behind Stepp in the 200 breast with a time of 2:24.86. In the 100 free, Renshaw recorded the third-fastest time in school history at 50.90. Hannah Johnson placed second in the same event at 53.25.
The Mavericks look to carry over the momentum from their dominant performance when they return to HPER Pool next month. Omaha will host Nebraska-Lincoln on Jan. 15, with the meet starting at 6 p.m.