Wisnieski inches closer to State qualifying mark at Scutt Invite

Camryn Wisnieski ’21 placed fourth in diving when she travelled to Omaha for the Skutt Catholic Invite on Friday, January 11. Wisnieski finished with a score of 281.25, 18.75 points below the State automatic qualifying 300 points.

Practices leading up to the meet are where Wisnieski worked on her performance. The sophomore is able to work on smaller details during this time.

“I prepared by pushing myself to do my best and [trying] new things at practice,” Wisnieski said. “I nitpick every single thing that I do at practice so that I can perform well at my meets.”

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Josi Mans ’22 competes in a heat at one of BNFF’s first home meets. “Personally, I want to get my 50 freestyle time down to 26 [seconds] and cut quite a bit of time in my 500,” Mans said. Photo by: K. Starck

Wisnieski fell short of the 300 points that would automatically qualify her for State and looks to keep improving her score. The open-class competition at the end of the season acts as one of the sophomore’s biggest motivations.

“I feel like my performance could have been a bit better but I, personally, am very proud of myself,” Wisnieski said. “My main goal is to make it to State and I plan on doing that this Saturday [January 19] at Ralston High School.”

The swimmers on Wisnieski’s team are back in action on Tuesday, January 14 when they compete in a dual at Beatrice. At this point in the season, they can reflect on what they have accomplished thus far and where they want to go from here.

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BNFF will compete again at home in a dual on Tuesday, January 14. Photo by: M. Lierman

“So far this season has been going well, but I would like to see my times get faster as I get more in shape,” Josi Mans ’21 said. “My favorite part of this season has really been getting to know the team. It’s fun seeing swimmers come together and get close.”