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Swimming and Diving

Huskers Outlast Mavericks in Omaha

Nebraska swimming and diving topped Omaha 190-109 Saturday morning at H&K Pool in Omaha, Neb.

Gena Jorgenson had another standout performance for the Huskers, picking up four victories, including a contribution to the winning 400 freestyle relay. Jorgenson placed first in the 200 freestyle (1:52.22), 200 backstroke (2:03.75) and 200 IM (2:08.23). The sophomore from Aberdeen, S.D.,  joined Giulia Marchi, Emily Haimes and Beatrix Tanko to post a time of 3:28.99 in the 400 freestyle relay.

Lexi Kucera finished right behind Jorgenson in the 200 IM (2:09.26). She also earned a win in the 200 butterfly (2:04.44). Anastasia Tichy and Caterina Bisiacchi finished closely behind with times of 2:05.22 and 2:05.47 for second- and third-place. Kucera pitched in two third-place relay efforts in the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay. 

Bisiacchi captured the title in the 500 freestyle (5:05.91) and Sarah Barton took second (5:10.80). Barton added a third-place finish in the 100 backstroke (57.85).

In the 100 breaststroke, Maia Hall touched the wall first in 1:05.78, and Amelia Riggott took second in 1:06.79. 

JoJo Randby placed first in the 200 breaststroke (2:20.86). The junior from Omaha, Neb., added a third-place finish in the 50 freestyle (24.38) and contributed to a second-place (200 medley relay) and third-place (400 freestyle relay) relay.

A sophomore from Asola, Italy, Marchi grabbed first in the 1000 freestyle (10:34.90), finishing nearly five seconds ahead of second place.

Sydney McCracken grabbed a couple top-three finishes for the Huskers. The junior from Kennett Square, Pa., earned second in the 200 breaststroke (2:26.37) and third in 200 freestyle (1:56.40).

Freshman Tanko logged two runner-up finishes against the Mavericks in the 200 freestyle (1:55.62) and the 100 freestyle (52.57). 

Haimes also earned two runner-up finishes in the 50 freestyle (24.32) and the 100 butterfly (57.41). 

After claiming a first-place finish on the platform at the Mizzou Invite yesterday (Nov. 17), Kelsey Clairmont placed first on the three meter (322.55) and third on the one meter (269.45) against the Mavericks.

Abby Baxter captured the title on the one meter with a score of 281.20 and placed third on the three meter (286.85). Antonina Harned took second on the three meter (309.25) and fourth on the one meter (263.20).

Next up for the Huskers is the Hawkeye Invite, Nov. 30- Dec. 2 in Iowa City, Iowa. 


Nebraska 190, Omaha 109
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023
Omaha, Neb. (H&K Pool)

Nebraska Champions
1000 Freestyle - Giulia Marchi (10:34.90)
200 Freestyle - Gena Jorgenson (1:52.22)
100 Breaststroke - Maia Hall (1:05.78)
200 Butterfly - Lexi Kucera (2:04.44)
One Meter Diving - Abby Baxter (281.20)
200 Backstroke - Gena Jorgenson (2:03.75)
200 Breaststroke - JoJo Randby (2:20.86)
500 Freestyle - Caterina Bisiacchi (5:05.91)
Three Meter Diving - Kelsey Clairmont (322.55)
200 IM - Gena Jorgenson (2:08.23)
400 Freestyle Relay - Giulia Marchi, Emily Haimes, Beatrix Tanko, Gena Jorgenson (3:28.99)