This past weekend the swimmers and diver Camryn Wisnieski ’21 competed at the Devaney Center in Lincoln at the Nebraska State Swimming and Diving Competition. This was their last meet of the season, and for the seniors, their last meet of their high school careers.
On Thursday, Wisnieski competed in the diving competition. She placed 31st overall. It was her first year competing at State.
“I thought that state went pretty well,” Wisnieski said. “I just want to do harder dives next year. State is a way different atmosphere than just regular meets.”
On Friday, Mikwena Lierman ’21 placed seventh in the 50 Yard Freestyle to advance to the finals. Lierman also advanced to finals in the 200 Medley Relay with her sister Mikasa Lierman ’19. Their relay time was a 1:55.77. In the afternoon, Colton Starck ’19 placed 19th in the 100 Butterfly dropping .97 seconds off his previous PR. Starck also competed in the 200 Medley Relay. They placed 22nd and dropped over two seconds. Senior RJ Suey joined Starck for the 400 Free Relay where they swam another PR for the season.
“It was really hard to get out of the pool for the last time because swimming was such a big part of my life,” Suey said. “My relay teams were all seniors, so it got really emotional for all of us when it was all over. It was a good end though because we swam our best relay times.”
At finals, Mikwena Lierman placed eighth in the 50 free. The girls 200 Medley Relay placed 14th overall.
“I was very happy with my placing,” Lierman ’21 said. “My goal going in was to make the final heat, and I accomplished that.”
The girls 200 Medley Relay placed 14th overall. Photo contributed by M. Lierman
The boys 400 Free Relay was made up of all Seniors, and they swam their best time of the season at State. Photo contributed by M. Lierman
Mikwena Lierman poses with her state medal after placing eighth in the 50 free. Photo contributed by M. Lierman