Jun 24, 2024

Huskers reach new heights at Olympic Trials

Posted Jun 24, 2024 12:34 PM

Story by NU Athletic Communications

Gena Jorgenson and JoJo Randby wrapped up competition at the U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials Friday at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. Jorgenson, a rising junior from Aberdeen, S.D. posted three career-best times in the 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle. She was seeded 46th going into the 400m freestyle prelims but finished 31st with a time of 4:14.45. Jorgenson broke the school record by nearly eight seconds in the 800m freestyle. She clocked a time of 8:36.72 to finish 11th. Jorgenson was seeded 43rd going into the event.

In the 1500m freestyle competition, Jorgenson shattered her own school record set at last year’s TYR Pro Championships in Irvine, Calif. with a career-best 16:30.67. She was seeded 24th going into the race but finished 12th, just four spots off from qualifying for the final. Randby competed in the 100m breaststroke and placed third in her heat and 39th overall with a time of 1:10.38.Former Husker, Abigail Knapton competed at the U.S. Olympic Team Diving Trials at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tenn. She and Katerina Hoffman posted a fourth-place finish in the Synchronized Women’s Platform competition with a score of 458.43.Knapton logged a score of 210.95 on the platform to place 23rd in the Senior Women Platform competition.