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Swimming and Diving

Huskers Fall to Hawkeyes at Home

The Nebraska swimming and diving team fell to Iowa with a final score of 159.5-140.5 on Friday at the Devaney Natatorium. 

The Huskers started the meet strong with a winning relay team. Sarah Barton, Jojo Randby, Beatrix Tanko and Emily Haimes combined for first in the 400 medley relay (3:48.04). 

Gena Jorgenson had two standout performances in the 1000 freestyle and the 500 freestyle. The sophomore from Aberdeen, S.D., secured two victories with times of 10:10.44 and 4:53.99.. She added a third-place finish in the 200 freestyle (1:51.63). 

Barton also came up big for the Huskers. Along with her contribution to the winning 400 medley relay, Barton added three runner-up finishes in the 200 butterfly (2:01.54), 200 backstroke (2:02.35) and 200 IM (2:05.60). 

Junior Maia Hall earned two second-place finishes and a fourth-place finish for the Huskers. She also contributed to the second-place 400 medley relay team. Hall finished second in the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke with times of 2:01.54 and 2:19.36, respectively. Her fourth-place finish came in the 200 IM with a time of 2:08.32.

The Husker captains had an impressive showing against the Hawkeyes. Haimes logged two second-place finishes in the 50 freestyle (23.95) and the 100 freestyle (51.99). She also swam a leg in a first-place relay (400 medley relay) and the second-place relay (400 freestyle relay).

Co-captain Caitlin Cairns earned a second-place finish in the 100 butterfly (56.69). She added a third-place finish in the 100 backstroke (57.39) and combined with Hall, Kucera and Anna Vlachou for second in the 400 medley relay (3:51.96).

Freshman Abby Baxter earned her third win on the one-meter dive this season and set a career-best with a score of 320.00. Antonina Harned finished second and also set a career-best with a score of 301.45. Sophomore Kelsey Clairmont logged a 339.20 on the three-meter dive, grabbing first place and a career-best. Baxter finished third in the three-meter and Harned finished fourth. 

Freshman Olivia Swalley logged a trio of victories for the Hawkeyes in the 100 breaststroke (1:59.56), 200 breaststroke (2:17.07) and 200 IM (2:02.19).

The Huskers are back on the road for a dual with Omaha on Saturday, Nov. 18 with races beginning at 11 a.m. (CT).

Nebraska 140.5, Iowa 159.5
Friday, Nov. 10, 2023
Lincoln, Neb. (Devaney Natatorium)

Nebraska Champions
400 Medley Relay - Sarah Barton, Jojo Randby, Beatrix Tanko and Emily Haimes (3:48.04)
1000 Freestyle - Gena Jorgenson (10:10.44)
Three Meter Diving - Kelsey Clairmont (339.20)
500 Freestyle - Gena Jorgenson (4:53.99)
One Meter Diving - Abby Baxter (320.00)