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NORFOLK — Norfolk downed Fremont High School in a pair of swim duals on Tuesday.

The Panthers won the boys’ dual 128-53 and the girls’ division 148-29.

Fremont coach Ali Granger said the Tigers performed well against a quality opponent.

“The swimmers did exactly what we were hoping for,” she said. “They swam solid times with sore and tired bodies. We’ve had a tough few days of practice and in the weight room. As coaches, we were very pleased with the times they were able to put up.”

For the boys, Colton Juhl was second in the 200 freestyle in 2:01.09.

“He swam just off his persoanl best tonight,” Granger said. “He just missed breaking the two-minute mark for a state seconday time.

Sophomore AJ Jacobus was second in the 100 freestyle in 59.40 and fourth in the 200 freestyle (2:13.97).

“He had another strong meet with a great 200 freestyle,” Granger said. “He has trained hard in the offseason and is proving to be fighting for the top relay spots for us.”

Dylan Bobbett, Jack Norris, Grant Westerman and Jacobus combined for a 2:02.96 to place second in the 200 medley relay.

Westerman was third in the 100 butterfly (1:07.71) and was fifth in the 100 backstroke.

“He had a great meet, stepping up for the team in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke,” Granger said. “Grant is able to swim all strokes and is a versatile swimmer, even though his focus tends to be in the distance races.”

JJ Pelikan was second in the 100 backstroke (1:05.55) while Bobbett was second in the 100 breaststroke (1:20.80).

Pelikan, Mack Prince, Bobbett and Juhl combined for a 3:44.09 and second place in the 400 freestyle. Pelikan, Jacobus, Prince and Juhl were runner-up in the 200 freestyle in 1:39.83.

Subway Swimmer of the Meet honors went to James Stutznegger for his time drop in the 100 freestyle and 50 freestyle.

Abril Rivera was swimmer of the meet for the girls with time drops in the 50 and 100 freestyles.

“Abril is new to the sport of swimming and is showing great improvement already this year,” Granger said.

The lone win for the Tigers came in the 500 freestyle from Emma Walz. The sophomore finished in 5:33.29 — a win of more than 40 seconds over runner-up Taylor Rossman of the Panthers.

“Emma just missed the state automatic cut,” Granger said. “This is not one of her signature events, but she can surely swim it when needed.”

Lauren Gifford of the Tigers was the runner-up in the 100 backstroke in 1:12.03 and the 200 IM in 2:26.

“Lauren is a very strong swimmer in all four strokes so the (individual medley) is an event we tend to go to with her,” Granger said.

Iyala Barnes (200 freestyle) and Kylee Pedersen (50 and 100 freestyle) also performed well for FHS, Granger said.

“Barnes has been working hard at improving her stroke and stamina,” Granger said. “She is starting to see the benefits of her hard work. Kylee is a freshman and enjoys all the strokes. It will be fun to see where we can (place) her throughout the season.”

The Tigers will compete Tuesday at South Sioux City.

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