Nebraska Tops South Dakota State At Home, 195-96

Nebraska vs South Dakota State

  • October 20, 2023
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results

Courtesy: Nebraska Athletics

The Nebraska swimming and diving team defeated South Dakota State with a final score of 195-96 on Friday at the Devaney Natatorium.

The Huskers started the meet strong with a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay. Sarah Barton, Maia Hall, Beatrix Tanko and Anna Vlachou combined for the win with a time of 1:46.25.

Barton added standout performances in three individual events, taking first in the 100 backstroke (57.21) and the 200 IM (2:07.94) and second in the 500 freestyle (5:13.74).

Husker freshmen Tanko, Vlachou and Anastasia Tichy found their groove and each contributed individual titles for the Huskers. Tanko and Vlachou teamed up for a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay. Tanko added wins in the 50 freestyle (24.22), the 500 freestyle (5:06.84) and the 200 freestyle relay to end the meet.

Vlachou topped the standings in the 100 butterfly with a time of 56.61 and added a third-place finish in the 200 freestyle (1:55.19). Tichy captured a win in the 200 butterfly (2:05.67).

In the second event of the day (1000 freestyle), Caterina Bisiacchi pulled out a close win over teammate Giulia Marchi with a time of 10:27.62. Marchi finished with a time of 10:28.19 and topped the next finisher by over 30 seconds. In the 100 freestyle, Marchi added a first-place finish (52.84) and contributed to the winning 200 freestyle relay.

Gena Jorgenson logged a first-place finish in the 200 freestyle (1:52.33) and JoJo Randby cruised to a 200 breaststroke (2:22.85) victory. Randby also claimed the runner-up spot to Tanko in the 50 freestyle (24.32).

In the 100 breaststroke, Maia Hall captured the title (1:05.28) and Amelia Riggott claimed second (1:07.02).

Freshmen Antonina Harned and Abby Baxter led the Huskers in the diving well. Harned logged a score of 318.68 on the three-meter dive to win the event, while Baxter finished first on the one meter with a score of 305.55.

Sianne Downes captured the lone win for the Jackrabbits. The senior from Edenvale, South Africa, took first-place in the 200 backstroke (2:04.41) and second-place in the 100 backstroke.

The Huskers are back in action on Friday, Nov. 3 against Kansas at the Devaney Natatorium. The meet will begin at 4 p.m.

Nebraska 195, South Dakota State 96
Friday, Oct. 20, 2023
Lincoln, Neb. (Devaney Natatorium)

Nebraska Champions
200 Medley Relay – Sarah Barton, Maia Hall, Beatrix Tanko and Anna Vlachou (1:46.25)
1000 Freestyle – Caterina Bisiacchi (10:27.62)
200 Freestyle – Gena Jorgenson (1:52.33)
100 Backstroke – Sarah Barton (57.21)
100 Breaststroke – Maia Hall (1:05.28)
200 Butterfly – Anastasia Tichy (2:05.67)
50 Freestyle – Beatrix Tanko (24.22)
One Meter Diving – Abby Baxter (305.55)
100 Freestyle – Giulia Marchi (52.84)
200 Breaststroke – JoJo Randby (2:22.85)
500 Freestyle – Beatrix Tanko (5:06.84)
100 Butterfly – Anna Vlachou (56.61)
Three Meter Diving – Antonina Harned (318.68)
200 IM – Sarah Barton (2:07.94)
200 Freestyle Relay – Emily Haimes, Lexi Kucera, Beatrix Tanko and Giulia Marchi (1:36.27)

Courtesy: South Dakota State Athletics

LINCOLN, Neb. — Sianne Downes picked up a victory in the 200-yard backstroke and added a runner-up finish in the 100 backstroke to lead the South Dakota State women’s swimming and diving team Friday in dual action at Nebraska.

Overall, the Cornhuskers claimed event titles in 15 events to post a 195-96 victory over SDSU at the Devaney Natatorium to improve to 3-1 in dual competition. The Jackrabbits suffered their first dual loss of the season, falling to 2-1 on the season.

Downes, a senior from Edenvale, South Africa, shaved more than a second and a half off her first time of the season in the 200 backstroke, clocking a winning time of 2 minutes, 4.41 seconds to lead a Jackrabbit sweep of the top three spots in the event. Teammates Kelsey Kocon (2:06.79) and Nebraska native Emma Walz (2:06.94) finished second and third, respectively.

Earlier in the meet, Downes came in second in the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.78 seconds. Nebraska’s Sarah Barton won the race in 57.21 seconds and added a victory in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:07.94.

Also turning in an individual runner-up effort was sophomore Marissa Branham in the 200 breaststroke, 2:26.35.

Walz swam the leadoff leg of the Jackrabbits’ 200 freestyle relay, which closed out the meet with a runner-up finish. She teamed with Jenna CurrierEmma Bachelder and Gigi Hioki for a time of 1:37.57.

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