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Swimming and Diving

Huskers Power Past the Cyclones

Written byMaddie Reisbig

Six Husker swimmers claimed titles as Nebraska capped its weekend with a 167-132 dual win over Iowa State in Ames, Iowa on Saturday. 

Sarah Barton raced to three titles and 27 points for the Huskers. The senior took first in the 200 butterfly (2:03.02), the 200 backstroke (2:03.64) and the 200 IM (2:07.61). 

Gena Jorgenson also captured two titles, one in the 1,000 freestyle (10:15.79) and one in the 500 freestyle (4:59.84). The sophomore added a second-place finish in the 200 IM with a time of 2:09.11, while teaming with Lexi Kucera, Emily Haimes and Giulia Marchi for a second-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay. 

JoJo Randby contributed an individual title with her win in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.65). Maia Hall added a second-place finish in the 100 breast with a time of 1:05.62, while Randby added two second-place finishes of her own on the day.

Haimes placed second in the 100 freestyle (52.76) and third in the 50 freestyle (24.28), while contributing to two runner-up relays for the Huskers. Marchi earned a runner-up finish in the 200 freestyle (1:52.94) and a third-place finish in the 100 freestyle (53.10).

Beatrix Tanko continued her stellar freshman campaign with a title in the 100 butterfly (56.48). Kucera finished second in the race (57.80) and Caitlin Cairns came in third (58.27). 

Husker freshmen Abby Baxter and Antonina Harned captured first and second-place in both the one-meter and three-meter dives, respectively. Baxter posted NCAA-qualifying scores of 301.25 on the one-meter and 300.85 on the three-meter. Harned followed closely with NCAA-qualifying scores a 284.85 on the one-meter and a 290.55 on the three-meter.

Iowa State was led by junior Carley Caughron, who claimed three first-place individual titles for the Cyclones and contributed to one winning relay. She teamed up with Brinley Horras, Maddie Ziegert and Andie Quirke for the win in the 400 freestyle relay. Horras added a first-place finish in the 200 freestyle (1:52.19) and a second-place finish in the 500 freestyle (5:02.80).

The Huskers return home for a dual with the South Dakota State Jackrabbits on Friday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m.

Nebraska 167, Iowa State 132
Saturday, Oct. 14 2023
Ames, Iowa (Beyer Pool)

Nebraska Champions     

1000 Freestyle - Gena Jorgenson (10:15.79)

100 Breaststroke - JoJo Randby (1:04.65)

200 Butterfly - Sarah Barton (2:03.02)

200 Backstroke - Sarah Barton (2:03.64)

200 Breaststroke - Maia Hall (2:21.97)

500 Freestyle - Gena Jorgenson (4:59.84)

100 Butterfly - Beatrix Tanko (56.48)

200 IM - Sarah Barton (2:07.61)

One-Meter Diving - Abby Baxter (301.25)

Three-Meter Diving - Abby Baxter (300.85)