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Swimming and Diving

Huskers Top Jackrabbits at Home

The Nebraska swimming and diving team defeated South Dakota State with a final score of 195-96 on Friday at the Devaney Natatorium.

The Huskers started the meet strong with a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay. Sarah Barton, Maia Hall, Beatrix Tanko and Anna Vlachou combined for the win with a time of 1:46.25. 

Barton added standout performances in three individual events, taking first in the 100 backstroke (57.21) and the 200 IM (2:07.94) and second in the 500 freestyle (5:13.74). 

Husker freshmen Tanko, Vlachou and Anastasia Tichy found their groove and each contributed individual titles for the Huskers. Tanko and Vlachou teamed up for a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay. Tanko added wins in the 50 freestyle (24.22), the 500 freestyle (5:06.84) and the 200 freestyle relay to end the meet. 

Vlachou topped the standings in the 100 butterfly with a time of 56.61 and added a third-place finish in the 200 freestyle (1:55.19). Tichy captured a win in the 200 butterfly (2:05.67).

In the second event of the day (1000 freestyle), Caterina Bisiacchi pulled out a close win over teammate Giulia Marchi with a time of 10:27.62. Marchi finished with a time of 10:28.19 and topped the next finisher by over 30 seconds. In the 100 freestyle, Marchi added a first-place finish (52.84) and contributed to the winning 200 freestyle relay.

Gena Jorgenson logged a first-place finish in the 200 freestyle (1:52.33) and JoJo Randby cruised to a 200 breaststroke (2:22.85) victory. Randby also claimed the runner-up spot to Tanko in the 50 freestyle (24.32).

In the 100 breaststroke, Maia Hall captured the title (1:05.28) and Amelia Riggott claimed second (1:07.02). 

Freshmen Antonina Harned and Abby Baxter led the Huskers in the diving well. Harned logged a score of 318.68 on the three-meter dive to win the event, while Baxter finished first on the one meter with a score of 305.55.

Sianne Downes captured the lone win for the Jackrabbits. The senior from Edenvale, South Africa, took first-place in the 200 backstroke (2:04.41) and second-place in the 100 backstroke.

The Huskers are back in action on Friday, Nov. 3 against Kansas at the Devaney Natatorium. The meet will begin at 4 p.m.

Nebraska 195, South Dakota State 96
Friday, Oct. 20, 2023
Lincoln, Neb. (Devaney Natatorium)

Nebraska Champions
200 Medley Relay - Sarah Barton, Maia Hall, Beatrix Tanko and Anna Vlachou (1:46.25)
1000 Freestyle - Caterina Bisiacchi (10:27.62)
200 Freestyle - Gena Jorgenson (1:52.33)
100 Backstroke - Sarah Barton (57.21)
100 Breaststroke - Maia Hall (1:05.28)
200 Butterfly - Anastasia Tichy (2:05.67)
50 Freestyle - Beatrix Tanko (24.22)
One Meter Diving - Abby Baxter (305.55)
100 Freestyle - Giulia Marchi (52.84)
200 Breaststroke - JoJo Randby (2:22.85)
500 Freestyle - Beatrix Tanko (5:06.84)
100 Butterfly - Anna Vlachou (56.61)
Three Meter Diving - Antonina Harned (318.68)
200 IM - Sarah Barton (2:07.94)
200 Freestyle Relay - Emily Haimes, Lexi Kucera, Beatrix Tanko and Giulia Marchi (1:36.27)