Jackson sisters completes first swim meet of the year

Caymanians’ Alison and Sarah Jackson opened their 2021 swim season for the University Northern Colorado (UNC) this past weekend at the US Air Force Academy Natatorium.

Sarah, 20, competed in three events throughout the two day swimming and diving meet, while Alison, 18, swam in five events; securing gold medals in two separate relays.

Alison, a freshman at UNC along with teammates Madelyn Moore, Katelyn Bergin and Saana Liikonen won the 200 free relay in 1:33.72 and 400 yard freestyle relay in 3:27.00.

Following the two day event at US Air Force Academy, Northern Colorado Swimming and Diving appeared in the top-25 of College Swimming’s Mid-Major rankings for the first time in history at No. 22. Photo credit: UNC

UNC were ultimately the winners of the overall swimming and diving two day series. Defeating Air Force (120-104), Colorado Mesa (133-91) and the Colorado School of Mines (171-41).

Head Coach Lisa Ebeling commented after the meet, commending her athletes for their efforts to bring home the victory.

“We didn’t know what to expect today, but we knew we had to come in fighting if we wanted to walk away with wins,” said Ebeling. “The girls were on a mission, they swam and dove with heart and they supported one another with passion. We stepped up as a true team. I’m excited to see where this leads us into the end of the season.”

The Jackson sisters are expected to make their next appearance against Denver at Butler Hancock Pool on January 23.

Alison Jackson results

1st400 Yard Freestyle Relay3:27.00
1st200 Free Relay1:33.72
5th100 Yard Freestyle53.57
5th200 Yard Medley Relay1:48.13
7th200 Yard Freestyle1:58.24

Sarah Jackson results

9th50 Yard Freestyle25.18
10th 100 Yard Freestyle55.77
13th200 Yard Breaststroke2:37.53

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