Nebraska Swimmers Wrap Up Stellar Weekend, Filipcic Nabs First

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 Saturdaynight’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.

Nebraska’s swimmers will not be back in action until Jan. 15 when they travel to Omaha, Neb., to take on Omaha at 6 p.m. Check back into Huskers.com for any and all updates regarding the Nebraska swimming team.

Iowa City, Iowa- The Nebraska diving team continued competition in the three-meter dive at day two of the Hawkeye Invitational. Anna Filipcic continued her strong weekend capturing first-place in the three meter dive.

Filipcic posted a score of 303.80 earning her a spot in the finals and the second highest score in the prelims. Filipcic compiled a score of 313.10 in the finals, good enough to earn a first-place finish. Filipcic notched a first-place finish in yesterday’s one-meter dive.

Katrina Voge also was a strong performer for the Huskers. Voge posted a score of 260.40 securing her a spot in the finals and the eighth best prelims score. Voge turned in score of 237.00 Saturday night capturing eighth-place.

Francesca Giganti and Kara Cottrell also competed for the Huskers Saturday afternoon. Giganti earned a 15th-place finish in the three-meter dive after posting a score of 236.20. Cottrell finished in 25th-place with a score of 204.55.

Nebraska’s divers will be back in action for the final day of the Hawkeye Invitational.  The Huskers will be competing in the platform dive with that event kicking off at 10 a.m. Sunday morning with finals to follow at 4 p.m. Check back into Huskers.com for any and all updates regarding the Nebraska diving team.

Swimming news courtesy of Nebraska Swimming & Diving.

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