Huskers Break School Records at Big Ten Championships
Columbus- The Nebraska swim and dive team broke multiple school records in the Thursday finals of the 2018 Big Ten Championships.
In the 500-yard freestyle, freshman Autumn Haebig broke her own school record with a new time of 4:42.69. She finished 12th overall in the finals.
In the 2000-yard individual medley, Tori Beeler set a new school record and personal best with her time of 1:59.02. She finished 18th overall, followed by team captain Anna McDonald for 24th (2:00.27).
The Big Red broke the school 400-yard medley relay record with a time of 3:36.03, shaving three seconds off of the previous top spot. Haebig broke another school record for her lead off clocking in at 53.36.
"This was one of the best conference sessions in recent memory," head coach Pablo Morales said. "Autumn got us off to a great start by breaking her own school record in the 500. She learned from her morning swim and paced herself well tonight."
On Beeler's performance, Morales said "Tori also adjusted her strategy from the morning and had a great second 100, taking down a 21-year-old school record."
"We are within striking distance of some teams just ahead of us, so it is important to keep this going."
The Huskers will continue competition on Friday. The first session will begin at 10 a.m.