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Swimming and Diving

Huskers Break Six Facility Records on the Road

Nebraska swimming and diving defeated Illinois 169-131 Saturday morning behind six facility records and one school record.

Gena Jorgenson shattered her career-best time in the 1000 freestyle. The sophomore from Aberdeen, S.D. touched the wall in an impressive 9:41.68 to capture a first-place finish, a facility record and Nebraska’s school record.

She added another first-place finish and a facility record in the 500 freestyle (4:49.04) and a second-place finish in the 200 backstroke (2:00.05). 

Jorgenson teamed up with Emily Haimes, Giulia Marchi and Beatrix Tanko for a win and facility record in the 400 freestyle relay (3:23.73). 

Tanko posted a 53.98 in the 100 butterfly. Finishing closely behind in third and fourth were Caitlin Cairns (55.51) and Anastasia Tichy (56.22). 

Freshman Tichy’s time of 1:59.22 in the 200 butterfly set a facility record at Arc Pool. Sarah Barton posted a second-place finish (2:01.01)  and Caterina Bisiacchi finished third (2:03.05).

Barton added a first-place finish in the tenth event of the day, touching the wall in 1:59.15.

JoJo Randby and Maia Hall finished first (1:02.43) and second (1:02.67) for the Big Red in the 100 breaststroke. Hall captured another runner-up finish in the 200 breaststroke (2:13.64). 

Freshman Anna Vlachou took second in the 100 freestyle with a time of 51.62, while Marchi took third (51.98).

The Husker divers captured the top-three spots of the three-meter diving competition. Abby Baxter posted a career-best score of 331.65 to take the title. Frankie Webb took second (295.73) and Kelsey Clairmont finished third (294.45).

NU again claimed the top-three spots in the one-meter diving competition. Abby Baxter earned her second victory on the day, with a score of 296.18. Antonina Harned finished second (291.90) and Kelsey Clairmont finished third (271.58).

The Huskers are back home next weekend for a two-day meet with Rutgers. The first session kicks off Friday, Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. (CT) and the second session begins Saturday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. (CT). 

Nebraska 169, Illinois131
Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024
Champaign, Ill. (Arc Pool)

Nebraska Champions
1000 Freestyle -
Gena Jorgenson (9:41.68)
100 Breaststroke -
JoJo Randby (1:02.43)
200 Butterfly -
Anastasia Tichy (1:59.22)
Three Meter Diving -
Abby Baxter (331.65)
200 Backstroke -
Sarah Barton (1:59.15)
500 Freestyle -
Gena Jorgenson (4:49.04)
100 Butterfly -
Beatrix Tanko (53.98)
One Meter Diving -
Abby Baxter (296.18)
400 Freestyle Relay -
Emily Haimes, Giulia Marchi, Beatrix Tanko, Gena Jorgenson (3:23.73)