FREMONT – Fremont High hosted the HAC Swim Meet at their home pool this weekend. The Dillon Family Aquatics Center was packed with hundreds of student athletes and their families this weekend, as Fremont High set numerous records and captured state cuts left and right.
In girls action, Fremont finished sixth with 149.5 points. Lincoln Southwest was first with 473.5. For the Fremont girls, Emma Walz was the 100 back HAC champion, setting a new HAC meet record, pool record, and school record on finals day. Her new time of 56.95 puts her number 3 in the state this year for fastest backstroke time. Emma Also set a new school record Friday in the 100 free going 53.78 and breaking her old school record set her freshman year of 54.42. She medaled 5th in the event for finals.
Lauren Gifford was also a double individual medalist for the tigers. Swimming a lifetime best and new school record in the 200 IM going 2:15.34 which was a state automatic time. Lauren medaled 7th in the 200 IM. She also claimed a 3rd place medal in the 100 breaststroke. She went a lifetime best new school record in prelims of 1:07.68 putting her 6th in the state, and was just off that time Saturday but still under the previous school record.
Karsen Jesse was an individual medalist for the tigers in the 50 free. Karsen went a new lifetime best in the prelims Friday to get her spot in the finals Saturday. She went a 24.91 which was a huge breakout swim for the freshman. She finished 5th on Saturday to earn her first HAC Medal.
The foursome of Walz, Gifford, Shallberg, and Jesse also made school history on the free relays this weekend. The foursome set new school records in both events as well as medaled in the 400 free relay.
In the boys competition, Fremont finished ninth with 115 points. Lincoln East was first with 346. For the Tigers, Mack Prince was one of the individual medalists for the tigers going a huge lifetime best of 49.59 in the 100 free placing him 5th in the event. Teammate Colton Juhl also brought home an individual medal in the 100 free finishing 6th with a lifetime best of 49.89. The 4 x 50 of Prince, Jacobus, Juhl, and Munoz made school history in prelims breaking the 1992 school record and finished 8th in the conference for finals.
The 4 x 100 team of Jacobus, Munoz, Logan Kirk and Norris also had season bests times and finished 8th in the finals heat.