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Fremont swim competes against Burke, Lincoln East

Fremont swim competes against Burke, Lincoln East

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The Fremont swim team took to the pool Wednesday night at home against Lincoln East and Omaha Burke.

The Tigers lost 81-78 to Burke and 133.5-48.5 to Lincoln East while the Lady Tigers squad fell 111-59 to Burke and 138-37 to East.

“The team really stepped up to the challenge and raced hard and well,” Fremont coach David Struble said. “Lincoln East and Burke are much larger teams but we had some Tigers still winning events and relays pushing the two teams right down to the finish.”

Karsen Jesse had a standout performance for the Lady Tigers, winning both the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle.

Jesse logged a season-best 25.89 in the 50 freestyle to win the event then came back and posted a 56.34 in the 100 freestyle.

Jesse also helped a pair of relay teams to top four finishes. The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Lucy Dillon, Kiera Spilinek, Ellie Schiemann and Jesse took third with a time of 4:07.50.

In the 200-yard freestyle relay team—Dillon and Jensen in addition to Grace Blick and Elisabeth Meyer—also logged a third place finish in 1:47.08.

The 200-yard medley relay team—Blick, Meyer, Schiemann and Charlotte Vech, took fourth with a time of 2:07.97.

Vech notched a third place as an individual with a 5:56.30, a season-best time, in the 500-yard freestyle.

On the boys side, Connor Christ continued his strong second half of the season, finishing runner-up in both the 200-yard intermediate and the 100-yard freestyle. Christ logged a 2:12.51 in the intermediate and a 53.02 in the freestyle.

John Monson was the lone Tigers to claim a race win, winning the 100-yard backstroke in 58.87. The sophomore also took second in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 58.65.

The 400-yard freestyle relay team—Monson, Christ, Josh Iossi and Nathaniel McClellan—nearly added a second first place finish to Fremont’s haul, but lost the final race of the night by less than tenth of a second 3:29.93 to Lincoln East’s 3:29.85.

The 200-yard medley relay team—Landon Lamson, Gabe Christ, Zach Johnson and Iossi—placed fourth with a time of 1:59.65.

Monson, McClellan, Lamson and Connor Christ combined for a third place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a season-best time of 1:35.29.

McClellan added a third place in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.94.

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