A changeup in events didn’t stop BNFF

BNFF won their dual against Ralston last Thursday. They had several top finishers even with their swimmers and divers switching up their typical events. BNFF’s next meet will be at Lincoln Southeast on Dec. 20.

“As a team I was surprised with how many points we scored considering many of our stronger swimmers were not swimming their best events,” Mikwena Lierman ’21 said. Lierman competed in the 200IM and the 100 butterfly winning both events. She also contributed to the winning 200 Free Relay and 200 Medley Relay Teams.


Lierman takes a breath during her breast stroke. She has already auto-qualified for the state swim meet in her 50 Freestyle. Photo by E. Kroeker

Other highlights included Josi Mans ’21 winning the 500 Free, Camryn Wisnieski ’21 winning the diving competition, and Natalie Rogge ’20 placing second in diving. Bri Knothe ’21 had an interesting meet, but she agreed with Lierman that overall the team was very successful.


Rogge splashes into the pool after one of her dives. This is her first and final year competing with BNFF. She has been consistently placing top three in diving. Photo by E. Kroeker

“I broke my toes open, but it was a decent meet for me,” Knothe said. “I thought the team as a whole did exceptional, especially the girls.” Knothe competed on two relays as well as the 50 Free and 100 Free.