Huskers Look to Make Waves at Big Tens

Madison, Wisc. — The Nebraska swimming and diving team is set for four days of vying for the top placements among the conference as the Huskers get ready for the 2022 Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Madison, Wis., this week. The meet will begin Wednesday at 5:30 pm (CT) at Soderholm Family Aquatic Center and will run through Saturday.

Big Ten swimmers will go head-to-head in the 200 medley relay and 800 freestyle relay on Wednesday night. Starting Thursday, preliminary races will be held at 10 am and finals will begin at 5:30 pm each day.

At the 2021 conference championships, fifth-year senior Autumn Haebig captured the first Husker Big Ten Conference individual title when she placed first in the 200 free. The Wisconsin native also swam to fifth in the 500 free and ninth in the 100 free.

Sara Troyer is a key component to the Husker squad in the diving well. Last year she placed third in the one-meter and 10th in the three-meter. The senior from Goshen, Ind., has 10 titles on the season.

Audrey Coffey swam to 10th in the 1650 free and 14th in the 500 free to lead the distance corps during last season’s championships. She was joined by Maggie Berning in the 500 free who finished 21st, in addition to her 15th-place finish in the 200 fly.

Ella Stein scored in both breaststroke events last season, while Shannon Stott earned a spot in the C finals in the 200 fly. Kimberly LanaghenBerkeley LivingstonMadesyn RonquillioKatelyn Kilpatrick and Lexi Kucera round out the returning individual scorers.

Joining them is a solid freshman class featuring Maia HallIlaria MurzilliJoJo Randbybea padron, Sydney McCracken and Madison Lloyd† The six-member class has continuously cut time and proven that they can compete with the best.

Adding depth to the Big Red is Sarah Bartonwho has shown versatility this season and notched 19 top-five finishes, Gabby Donahuea big contributor in the backstroke, Emily Haimesa top-sprinter transfer from West Virginia, and Molly Rosenthalwho has shown her talent in the distance events.

Fans can access the livestream through Big Ten Network Plus during each day of competition.

2022 Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships
Date: Feb. 16-19
Location: Soderholm Family Aquatic Center (Madison, Wis.)

Swimming Championship Schedule (All times Central)
Wednesday, Feb. 16.5 pm

200 Medley Relay
45 Minute Intermission
800 Freestyle Relay

Thursday, Feb. 17, 10 am
500 Freestyle Preliminaries
200 Individual Medley Preliminaries
50 Freestyle Preliminaries
One-Meter Diving Trials & Consolation Finals

Thursday, Feb. 17, 5:30 pm
500 Freestyle Finals
200 Individual Medley Finals
50 Freestyle Finals
One Meter Diving Finals
400 Medley Relay

Friday, Feb. 18, 10 am
100 Butterfly Preliminaries
400 Individual Medley Preliminaries
200 Freestyle Preliminaries
100 Breaststroke Preliminaries
100 Backstroke Preliminaries
Three-Meter Diving Trials & Consolation Finals

Friday, Feb. 18, 5:30 pm
100 Butterfly Finals
400 Individual Medley Finals
200 Freestyle Finals
100 Breaststroke Finals
100 Backstroke Finals
Three Meter Diving Finals
200 Freestyle Relay

Saturday, Feb. 19, 10 am
200 Backstroke Preliminaries
100 Freestyle Preliminaries
200 Breaststroke Preliminaries
200 Butterfly Preliminaries
Platform Diving Trials & Consolation Finals

Saturday, Feb. 19, 3:15 pm
1,650 Freestyle (all except last heat)

Saturday, Feb. 19, 5:30 pm
1,650 Freestyle (Last heat of timed finals)
200 Backstroke Finals
100 Freestyle Finals
200 Breaststroke Finals
200 Butterfly Finals
Platform Diving Finals
400 Freestyle Relay

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