Husker Swimming Falls to Washington State
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Story Courtesy: Nebraska Athletics
The Nebraska swimming and diving team wrapped up their regular season schedule Saturday morning against Washington State. Despite victories from Jordan Ehly and Taryn Collura, the Huskers fell to Washington State, 214-158.
Nebraska’s first victory of the morning came from Ehly in the 100-yard breaststroke. The freshman captured first-place, swimming to a time of 1:05.39. Sam Hardewig rounded out the top-four for the Huskers in the 100-yard breaststroke, posting the fourth fastest time, finishing in 1:07.47.
Ehly continued to swim strong, capturing two runner-up finishes for the Huskers. Ehly secured a second-place finish in the 50-yard breaststroke (30.67) and the 400-yard individual medley (4:30.44).
Collura swam her way to victory in the 100-yard butterfly. Collura posted a time of 56.39 to capture the top spot. Nebraska swept the top-two spots in the 100-yard butterfly with Bria Deveaux earning a second-place finish with a time of 56.70. Collura also posted a second-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle (52.34) for the Huskers.
Rebekah Land, Jacqueline Juffer and Erin Oeltjen all earned second-place finishes for Nebraska. Land finished runner-up in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.16. Juffer captured a second-place finish in the 50-yard backstroke racing to a time of 26.64. Oeltjen finished in a time of 25.81 to secure the runner-up position in the 50-yard butterfly.
Nebraska had a trio of swimmers earn third-place finishes Saturday against Washington State. Katt Sickle posted third-place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.88) and the 400-yard individual medley (4:31.71). Land posted a time of 27.02 in the 50-yard backstroke to secure a third-place finish. Nebraska’s final third-place finish came from Katie Ditter. Ditter swam a time of 31.38 in the 50-yard breaststroke giving her the third-place spot.
Nebraska had several swimmers earn fourth-place finishes. Deveaux (100-yard freestyle and 50-yard butterfly), Sickle (500-yard freestyle) and Hardewig (50-yard breaststroke) all brought home fourth-place finishes for the Huskers.
In the relays, Nebraska captured two second-place finishes. The team of Juffer, Ehly, Oeltjen and Collura swam to a second-place time of 1:45.82 in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of Alex Bilunas, Land, Oeltjen and Collura captured second-place, finishing in a time of 1:35.28 in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Nebraska will have nearly three weeks off before beginning competition at the 2015 Big Ten Championships. The Big Ten Championships will take place in Columbus, Ohio, and will run from Feb. 18-21. Check back in to Huskers.com for any and all updates regarding the Nebraska swimming and diving team.