The Nebraska swimming and diving team will be in action Friday, Jan. 15, as they travel to Omaha to take on in-state rival Omaha. That meet will begin at 6 p.m. and take place at the HPER Pool on Omaha’s campus.
Friday’s meet will mark Nebraska’s first competitive action of the New Year. The Huskers will bring in a 3-2 record, boasting victories over South Dakota State, Iowa State and Northern Iowa. Nebraska’s swimmers are coming off of a strong showing at the 2015 AT&T Winter National Championships, where the Huskers had five different swimmers qualify for the 2016 Olympic Trials in Omaha. The divers are coming off of strong showings at the Hawkeye Invitational and 2015 USA Diving Winter National Championships.
Omaha enters Friday’s meet with a 2-4 record, which includes victories over Western Illinois and South Dakota. The Mavericks are coming off of a first-place finish at the 2015 Mutual of Omaha Invite, behind strong performances from Natalie Renshaw and Morgan Stepp.
Nebraska holds a 19-0 all-time series lead over Omaha. The last dual-meet between the two programs came over a year ago where Nebraska downed Omaha by a score of 187-107, in Lincoln. The two teams have competed against each other this year, with both programs participating in the Big Challenge held in Topeka, Kan., in November.
Following Friday’s action, Nebraska will return to Lincoln to take on Big Ten foe Illinois on Senior Day. The Huskers and Illini will battle on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m. in the Devaney Natatorium. Nebraska will wrap up its regular season schedule onJan. 29-30 as they travel to Pullman, Wash., to take on Washington State. Check back into Huskers.com for any and all updates regarding the Nebraska swimming and diving team.
Last Time Out: Swimmers Wrap Up Stellar Weekend
Federal Way, Wash.- The Nebraska swimming team wrapped up competition Saturday evening at the 2015 AT&T Winter National Championships. Erin Oeltjen, Jordan Ehly and Morgan McCafferty all earned Olympic trial cuts on the final day of competition.
Oeltjen kicked off Saturday’s competition by earning her second Olympic trials cut of the meet. Oeltjen earned her cut in the 200-meter backstroke swimming a time of 2:15.74 securing first-place in heat three and a spot in Saturday night’s bonus final. In the bonus final, Oeltjen finished in a time of 2:17.22 for eighth-place in the race and 24th overall.
Collura swam a career-best in the 100-meter freestyle just missing out on an Olympic trials cut. Collura posted a time of 56.55, fast enough for a spot in the bonus finals. Collura finished in eighth-place in the bonus finals with a time of 57.07 for 24th overall.
Ehly earned herself an Olympic trials cut after swimming a career-best time of 2:33.65 in the 200-meter breaststroke. Ehly’s performance was fast enough to earn a spot in the bonus finals. In the finals Ehly finished in 2:35.56 for eighth-place in the bonus finals and 24th overall.
McCafferty became the fifth Husker to claim an Olympic trials cut after posting a time of 1:03.22 in the 100-meter backstroke.
Samantha Hardewig, Julia Roller, Katt Sickle and Jacqueline Juffer all swam for the Huskers Saturday evening, as well. Hardewig posted a time of 2:46.21 in the 200-meter breaststroke, Roller finished in 2:18.94 in the 200-meter butterfly, Sickle raced to a career-best time of 2:02.89 in the 200-meter freestyle and Juffer finished the 100-meter backstroke in 1:05.01.
Last Time Out: Filipcic Wraps Up Divers’ Week at Winter Nationals
Indianapolis, Ind.- Anna Filipcic competed Friday morning at the 2015 USA Diving Winter National Championships in the three-meter dive held at the Indiana University Natatorium on the Indiana University-Purdue University campus in Indianapolis, Ind.
Filipcic was the lone Husker competing in the three-meter dive. Filipcic posted a score of 189.80 earning her a 42nd-place finish in the three-meter dive.
Filipcic was Nebraska’s final competitor at the Winter National Championships. Nicole Schwery also competed for the Huskers, posting a score of 178.55 earning her a 22nd-place finish in the platform dive, Thursday morning.
Swimming news courtesy of Nebraska Swimming & Diving.