19-year old Regan Smith thought she blew it, she thought her first 50 meters in the 100-meter backstroke was too fast and her lead would slip away at the end. She was right the first 50 meters was fast, to the tune of two-tenths of a second faster than the world record, but she hung on to win by more than two tenths at the opposite wall.
The second night of the trials started very quickly, we’re talking a record pace speed. Torri Huske at 18 years old is swimming in her first U.S. Olympic Team Trials, an event that can play serious mind games on the toughest of athletes.
The weekend is set after Mississippi State and Virginia clinched the last two spots in the College World Series. It will begin Saturday at 1 p.m. with North Carolina State - Stanford. Then at 6 p.m. Arizona - Vanderbilt.
There will be a very different feel inside CHI Health Center tomorrow when it gets very real. There will be three finals including the 400-meter individual medley for both men and women plus the men’s 400-meter freestyle.
The Huskers volleyball schedule is in. The athletic department is planning for 100 percent capacity for all home fall sporting events. Online season ticket renewals for volleyball will be available within the next two weeks.
Elizabeth Beisel has overcome one challenge after another in her swimming career. As a three-time Olympian and two-time medalist, she has experienced massive success and now she’s turning her attention to a new mission.
The Huskers come back to outscore Northeastern 8-2 over the final five innings to advance in the Fayetteville regional. Nebraska will face the overall number one seed in college baseball tomorrow Arkansas.
It’s been a week to remember for Kayla Han. The swimmer from Brea, California set a new personal record last weekend in the 400 IM to qualify for the trials. That was Saturday, Monday she turned 13-years-old, Wednesday she flew to Omaha and she will be competing again in the pool Saturday.
The Huskers will take on Northeastern Friday night at 7 p.m. in the Arkansas regional. Nebraska is a team that pushed to host a regional, no issue without being selected, but they just went from a team that was in the discussion of being in the top 16 to being placed in the Fayetteville regional with the overall number one seed in the tournament.
He might only be 15 years old but that’s doesn’t mean he hasn’t been dreaming about this for years. Isaiah Weber is the top qualifier in his age group for the CrossFit games in late July. It is the pinnacle of CrossFit and will crown the fittest man in the world, in several age divisions. Isaiah’s division is 14-15 years old.
Creighton seemed to be in trouble heading to the bottom of the 9th inning against Seton Hall in the BIG EAST Tournament on Thursday, then things got interesting. Three straight Bluejays walks, a bases-clearing double by Dax Roper, and a walk-off hit by Will Hanafan pushed CU on top as winners at 8-7.
Lauren Harris goes three for three in the Class A 400m. Sweeping all three years the event was held during her high school career. The only thing likely standing between her and becoming the first person to win it four years was COVID-19. The meet was not held last spring.
After three wins and a draw in the first four matches, the undefeated start comes to an end against Forward Madison FC. The Owls gave up a goal early in the second half, the game’s first goal and could not breakthrough in the final 30 minutes. It’s a 1-0 final in favor of the home team.
The U.S. Senior Open returns to Omaha Country Club July 5-11 and there are several changes from the 2013 championship. The course will play more than a hundred yards longer, the fairways are larger, the bunkers have all been rebuilt and the surfaces on the greens are new.
The Huskers enter a potentially monumental weekend with an 8-5 win at Indiana. Big Red baseball came into Friday night with a game and a half lead in the Big Ten, directly in front of Indiana after Michigan lost earlier in the night.
The four-star Burke linebacker is also a man to be reckoned with on the track, his home track. The state meet is at his school and Jackson won both the 100m and 200m races, leaving no question who the fastest Class A runner is in the state.
Sarah Weber finished off the most prolific scoring season in Class A state history with a goal in the title game. It wasn’t just any goal, certainly, it carried significant meaning in terms of winning a state championship, but it was also the 100th in her high school career. Remember that’s a three-year career thanks to the pandemic.