After senior Jacob Molacek broke a span of state annals during prelims of a Nebraska High School State Meet, his teammates assimilated him on a record house during finals, violation a span of giveaway send annals en track to a altogether group title.
On a girls side, Lincoln Southwest swept a send races and freshman Dannie Dilsaver added a a 200 IM feat a day after her state record opening to safe a group to a altogether girls trophy.
Molacek was a star of a boys meet. In prelims, he set a state and inhabitant record in a 100 breast along with a state record in a 200 IM with times of 52.92 and 1:45.50, respectively. At finals, he put those particular swims on a backburner, focusing on his send separate legs of Creighton Prep’s relays and found identical success, assisting his group set state annals in a 200 and 400 giveaway relays.
Molacek led off both squads, going 19.84 on a 200 send (a new 50 freestyle state record) and 44.07 on a 400 (a new state symbol in a 100 free).
On a both relays he was assimilated by juniors Sean Tate and Ryan Tate as good as comparison Michael Bauwens, who also put adult clever splits. Sean Tate was 20.1 on a 200 giveaway send with a other dual legs being 21.1s to give Creighton Prep a 1:22.31 state record. Sean Tate was 45.3 swimming second in a 400 relay, that went 3:02.23 for another accommodate record.
Both Molacek and Sean Tate took home 4 altogether titles. Molacek cruised to victories in a 200 IM and 100 breast, a bit off his prelims marks, though still adequate to simply win. He went 1:45.70 in a IM and 54.14 in a 100 breast. Tate, meanwhile, won a scurry freestyle events with ease, going 20.81 in a 50 and 45.38 in a 100.
Elkhorn High School indeed led briefly, winning a initial dual events of a meet. The 200 miscellany send of Riley Herchenbach, Michael Mollak, Jesse Holmes and River-Sage Tucker went 1:35.02 to kick Creighton Prep by half a second. Then Mollak came directly off that send to win a 200 giveaway in 1:41.19, violence Creighton Prep’s Ryan Tate by a small reduction than a second.
But it didn’t take prolonged for Creighton Prep to pass Elkhorn for a lead. Elkhorn also got upheld adult by Lincoln Southwest, that cruised to second place in a altogether group points, removing a state championship in a 500 giveaway from junior Vladislav Blazhievskiy, who went 4:39.21.
Other winners on a boys side were Ralston senior Garrett Cadotte in a 100 fly (49.52) and Grand Island freshman Matthew Novinski in a 100 behind (52.09).
The Lincoln Southwest girls put adult large points in a send events, winning all 3 over a march of a accommodate on a backs of some big-time freshmen. Dannie Dilsaver was one of them, violation a state record in a 200 IM during prelims (2:01.91) and simply fortifying her pretension during finals with a 2:02.81. Her beginner classmate Olivia Calegan was also a large contributor, floating divided a 100 breast margin in 1:03.52 to assistance Southwest win 3 of a final 4 events to pad their title.
But as tough as that Southwest beginner twin was, there was one swimmer who had their series all night. Columbus senior Laura Miksch managed a touchout over both of them while putting together a brush of a scurry freestyle races. Miksch went 23.38 to tip Calegan’s 23.45 in winning a 50 free, afterwards came behind to kick Dilsaver by a tenth in a 100 free, 52.36 to 52.47.
Miksch was one of usually dual double-individual winners on a girls side, along with Omaha Westside’s Elizabeth Amato-Hanner. Amato-Hanner, a sophomore, doubled adult in a 200 giveaway (1:51.85) and 100 behind (56.84).
Still, nobody could hold Lincoln Southwest in a send races. Calegan and Dilsaver total for a initial half of a 200 giveaway relay, bursting 23.8 (Calegan’s leadoff) and 24.2 (Dilsaver’s drifting start leg) to interest their group to a large lead. Emma Vertin and Aimee Fischer closed things out from there to assistance Southwest browbeat in 1:35.73. Fischer, a usually comparison on that immature relay, put adult a 23.1 on a anchor leg to close a doorway on a field.
The closest send was a really initial one. Vertin, Sophia Nelson, Abigail Lunzmann and Calegan total for a 200 miscellany send that indispensable each tenth to kick Millard North. Calegan separate 23.1 to move Southwest behind from a center of a margin to hold out Millard 1:47.55 to 1:47.68.
The 400 giveaway send was most reduction dramatic. Dilsaver led off in 52.44 to leave Southwest trailing usually Omaha Westside (where Amato-Hanner led off in 52.38). Lunzmann and Nelson kept a group right in a hunt with a span of 54.2s, and a comparison Fischer once again came adult huge, bursting 51.90 to float by a rest of a field, finishing in 3:32.84.
Other girls winners were senior Mary Luddy of Millard North (500 free, 5:07.03) and junior Dana Posthuma of Burke (100 fly, 55.32).
You can review our prelims summation here.