Nov. 14, 2012
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern's men's and women's squads conclude their official fall schedules this Friday through Sunday, Nov. 16-18, at its own TYR Invitational at the Norris Aquatics Center.
The Wildcats will welcome five other schools to Evanston for the championships-style meet. UIC, Division III powerhouse Kenyon College and North Dakota all will bring both men's and women's squads while Illinois and Bowling Green will compete with women's teams only for a total of four men's and six women's squads in the field.
Action gets underway each morning with a preliminary session at 9 a.m. CT followed by finals sessions each night beginning at 5 p.m. CT. Sunday's finals session will start at 3 p.m. CT. Diving preliminary competitions start at 1 p.m. CT Friday and Saturday, and at 10 a.m. CT Sunday. Live Results will be available courtesy of Director of Aquatics Ed Martig and his staff.
The event order for the 2012 TYR Invitational will be:
Friday: 50 breast, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, men's 1-meter diving, women's 3-meter diving, 200 free relay (finals only) and the 400 medley relay (finals only)
Saturday: 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, men's 3-meter diving, women's 1-meter diving, 200 medley relay (finals only) and 800 free relay (finals only)
Sunday: 50 fly, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 50 back, 200 fly, 1,650 free, 5-meter platform diving and the 400 free relay (finals only)
The TYR Invitational annually features fast swimming and great racing as NU's teams attempt to go low to establish strong seed times for the upcoming Big Ten Championships. Pool records are set nearly every year at this meet.
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