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Swimming and Diving

Huskers Start Strong at Hawkeye Invite

On Nebraska swimming and diving’s opening day at the Hawkeye Invite, Gena Jorgenson kicked off the action with an individual title and an NCAA B Cut.

Gena Jorgenson swam a career-best 4:43.87 in the 500 freestyle to hit NU’s first B standard of the season. The sophomore from Aberdeen, S.D., touched the wall first to claim the title, finishing almost five seconds before second place.

Caterina Bisiacchi joined Jorgenson in the A Final, securing fourth with a strong 4:50.19. Giulia Marchi added a 4:58.77 in the 500 freestyle to take 17th.

In the 200 IM, Sarah Barton finished as runner-up with a tie of 2:02.07. The senior neared her career-best in the prelim with a time of 2:00.28. Maia Hall clocked a 2:03.03 to finish fourth and Sydney McCracken swam a 2:03.60 to take ninth.

JoJo Randby provided Nebraska’s top finish in the 50 freestyle with a career-best 23.10 to take fourth. Emily Haimes added a sixth-place finish with a time of 23.29 and Beatrix Tanko took 10th with a 23.43. Anna Vlachou and Caitlin Cairns finished back-to-back, taking 12th (23.46) and 13th (23.59).

Two Husker relay teams captured second and third in the 400 medley relay. Jorgenson, Randby, Tanko and Haimes teamed up for a second-place finish (3:40.45). Barton, Marchi, Maia Hall and Anna Vlachou posted a time of 3:42.64 to finish third. 

In the 200 freestyle relay, Randby, Vlachou, Tanko and Haimes teamed up for a second-place finish (1:31.90).

After one day of competition, the Huskers currently hold second place with a score of 188. The Hawkeyes lead with a score of 229.

Action resumes tomorrow at 10 a.m. (CT) for prelims, with finals to follow at 5 p.m. (CT).


Hawkeye Invitational
Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2023
Iowa City, Iowa (Campus Recreation & Wellness Center)
Prelims: 10 a.m. (CT) each day
Finals: 5 p.m. (CT) each day

Order of Events
200 Medley Relay (Finals)
100 Fly
400 IM
200 Free
100 Breast
100 Back
Three-Meter Dive
800 Free Relay (Finals)

1,650 Free
200 Back
100 Free
200 Breast
200 Fly
Platform Dive (Finals)
400 Free Relay (Finals)