(Marian Wallen, BNFF Swimming Coach)
The Beatrice, Norris, Fairbury and Freeman swim and dive team had their last home meet against Lincoln Pius. Both the boy’s and girl’s teams fell short to the Pius X teams. Pius always has a large number of quality swimmers and brings a strong completion to our swimmers.
It was also senior recognition night. We have 11 seniors graduating this year; 4 time state competitors and 4 time letter winners Keegan Schuchart, Austin Barber, Regan Monhollon, Taylor Larkins, and Ainsley Hostetler. 2 time state qualifier, Ben Gascon, also Ben Wolzen, Caylee Clausen, Michaela Behn, and Makayla Rohrer. They will all be greatly missed next year and we wish them all the best in their futures.
First place finishes tonight include; Boys Medley relay with members, Keegan Schuchart, Austin Barber, Regan Monhollon and Colton Starck; Mikasa Lierman in the 50 free; Faith Kelly in diving; Trey Billesbach in diving; Taylor Larkins in the 100 free; The girl’s 200 free relay team of Ainsley Hostetler, Taylor Larkins, Maddy Wagner and Mikasa Lierman; Keegan Schuchart in the 100 backstroke; and Makalah Scheele in the 100 breaststroke.
The girl’s 200 free relay team bettered their secondary state qualifying time; members include Ainsley Hostetler, Taylor Larkins, Maddy Wagner and Mikasa Lierman.
Personal best swims tonight include; Cailey Bieseckerin the 200 Individual Medley and 500 freestyle; Courtney Knepp in the 200 Individual Medley, RJ Suey in the 200 Individual Medley, 100 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke; Caylee Clausen in the 50 free; Faith Kelly in the 50 free and diving; Bailey Lovett in the 100 fly; Lauren Havlat in the 100 free; Morgan Burenheide in the 500 freestyle; Ben Gascon in the 50 free; Silas Jurgens in the 50 free; Ben Wolzen in the 50 free and diving; Trey Billesbach in the 50 free, Blaine Kujath in the 100 fly; Corinn Miner in the 100 free; Michaela Behn in the 100 free and 100 breaststroke; Tayler Shellhase in the 100 free; Morgan Buhr in the 100 free Colton Starck in the 100 backstroke; and Lauren Behn in the 100 free.
Next action for the BNFF swim and dive team is the Elkhorn Invitational on the 3rd and 4th. Diving will be on Friday at 4:00 P.M. and Swimming on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 10:00 AM. The meet will be held at the Elkhorn Common Ground Facility.