The Fremont High swim team competed in the Elkhorn Invite, Saturday. In the girls’ competition, Lincoln Pius X was first with 596 points. Fremont was eighth with 101. In the boys race, Omaha Creighton Prep was first with 554 points. Fremont was sixth with 139. The girls medley of Emma Walz, Lauren Gifford, Jacie Pelikan, and Kylie Schurz started the meet off by punching their state ticket for the relay. The girls dropped 4 seconds to hit their cut.
Lauren Gifford kept the pace going for the drops dropping over 8 seconds in her 200 free to just miss the auto state cut but giving her a time that will get her into the state meet at the end of the month.
The first school record of the day then came when Emma Walz swam the 100 fly dropping over 2 seconds and breaking Donella Batemans previous record of 1:02.98 set back in 1976. Emma also swam a state auto cut in this race.
The second school record of the day came by Lauren Gifford in the 500 free dropping over 21 seconds from her best season time this year to break the previous school record she set her freshman year. Gifford also earned a second place medal in this race, and had a state automatic cut.
Then in the 100 backstroke Walz broke the Fete Fling record and won the event in a 59.76.
The final highlight for the girls came in the last race the 4 x 100 free relay when Walz, Gifford, Pelikan, and Barnes punched another relay state ticket.
Colton Juhl also had a pair of lifetime best swims hitting the secondary cut in his 200 free and making his 100 free cut even faster being the first FHS swimmer in over 10 years to swim a 51 in the open 100 free.
Mack Prince also had a pair of lifetime bests in his 50 free getting his state secondary cut, while then having a huge pr swim in his 100 backstroke dropping almost 2 seconds to not only get a state secondary cut but also a lifetime best being under 1 minute for the first time.
Grant Westerman also had a season best swim in his 500 and was on the medley relay for the boys which hit another state secondary cut.
Last race of the day the boys 4 x 100 relay of Bobbett, Prince, Pelikan and Juhl hit their last state cut needed for all 3 boys relays to make the trip to devaney.