Washington State Wins 10 Of 12 Events On Day Two To Beat Nebraska

An exciting two-day dual meet wrapped up in Nebraska between the University of Nebraska and Washington State. After the first day of competition, Washington State led Nebraska 75-73. On the second day, however, Washington State pulled ahead to beat Nebraska 214-158.

Day 1

Nebraksa started out well, winning the 400 medley relay in 3:49.17. They Nebraska B relay also finished second, adding on the points early in the meet.

In the first individual event, however, Kendra Griffin led a 1-2-3 sweep in the 1650 freestyle with her time of 17:16.08. The distance swimmers tied it back up after a disqualification hurt Washington State early on.

Nebraska was back at it in the 50 freestyle, finishing first and second. Alex Bilunas got her hand on the wall to win with a time of 23.76.

Nebraska’s Jordan Ehly won the 200 IM in 2:06.98, touching ahead of Washington State’s Presley Wetterstrom in second at 2:07.80.

Washington State bounced back with a 1-2 finish in the 200 butterfly. Elise Locke reached in for the win at 2:03.56.

The back-and-forth action continued with a Nebraska victory in the 200 backstroke. Erin Oeltjen posted a 2:02.79 to win the event.

Again, Washington State battled back to claim the next event. Presley Wetterstrom won the 200 breaststroke in 2:15.73. They continued to win the next event as well. Washington State won the 400 freestyle relay in a time of 3:26.80.

Day 2

Washington State started day two with a two point lead over Nebraska. They started off the second day by winning the first three events. They won the 200 medley relay in 144:32, followed by Rachel Thompson‘s 1:52.92 to win the 200 freestyle, and Loree Olson‘s 57.03 to win the 100 backstroke.

Nebraska’s first event of the day came from Jordan Ehly in the 100 breaststroke at 1:05.39. Her teammate, Taryn Collura, followed suit by winning the 100 butterfly in 56.39.

Washington State took the next three individual events, pulling away from Nebraska. Nicole Proulx posted a time of 51.73 to win the 100 freestyle. The next event was won by Ali Mund with a 50 backstroke time of 26.35. Frederikke Hall held off a large group of Huskers to win the 50 breaststroke by .01. Jordan Ehly was second at 30.67 for Nebraska, leading a 2-3-4 finish.

Rachel Thompson won her second event of the day, winning the 500 in 5:02.75 for Washington State. Her teammate, Haley Rose Love, followed the 500 with a win in the 50 buttrefly at 25.62. The last individual event of the day also went to Washington State. Presley Wetterstrom won the 400 IM in 4:27.98.

Washington State won the final event of the day, the 200 freestyle relay, with their time of 1:33.16.

To view the meet results, click here. 

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Ryan Lingenfelder
6 years ago

Go Cougs, Swimming!

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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