LINCOLN — Lincoln East picked up a pair of swim dual victories against Fremont High School on Tuesday night.
The Spartans won the boys’ dual 137-39 while the girls prevailed 143-36.
“The kids were tired and sore, but were still able to swim great times,” Fremont coach Ali Granger said.
Emma Walz had the lone win for FHS. She finished first in the 100 butterfly in 1:04.03.
“She bettered her season best time by over a half-of-a-second,” Granger said.
Lauren Gifford was second in the 500 freestyle in 5:51.73.
“Although she was off her season-best time, Lauren swam a very strong race after a tough practice (Monday),” Granger said.
Walz took runner-up honors in the 200 freestyle in 2:04.62.
Gifford and Walz were joined by Jacie Pelikan and Kylie Schurz on the second-place 400 freestyle relay (4:19.55). Lolly Barnes joined Walz, Gifford and Pelikan on the third-place 200 medley relay (2:12.87).
“Jacie had a strong meet and is finally getting back to being healthy after being sick in the early part of the season,” Granger said. “She has been looking strong in the frees and is stepping up in the butterfly leg of the medley relay.”
Mikayla Turner was the Subway Swimmer of the Meet. She finished the 100 freestyle in 1:22.31 — an 11-second improvement.
“Mikayla has been working very hard to improve her times and it is really starting to show,” Granger said.
Granger was also impressed with the improvement of Madison Martinez in the 100 freestyle and Abril Rivera in the 50 freestyle.
For the boys, Colton Juhl, AJ Jacobus, Dylan Bobbett and JJ Pelikan were second in the 200 freestyle realy (1:42.41).
Pelikan was the runner-up in the 200 freestyle in 2:09.16. Mack Prince was second in the 50 freestyle (25.72) and third in the 500 freestyle (6:01.14).
Juhl was third in the 200 IM in 2:28.21 and was fourth in 100 backstroke (1:05.61).
“Colton had a great swim in both races,” Granger said. “Those are events he does not usually swim, but he was able to score some points.”
John Stutznegger was the Subway Swimmer of the Meet for time drops in the 50 (39.40) and 100 (1:29.20) freestyles.
“John has been working so hard and has been a great team player in his first year on the team,” Granger said. “He works hard and cheers everyone on. He is always looking to improve.”
Granger also liked the performance of Jack Norris in the 500 freestyle. He finished fifth in 6:10.56 while tackling the event competitively for the first time.
“He did a great job,” she said. “It was a much stronger event for him than expected.”
The Tigers will compete at 10 Saturday morning in the Lincoln High Invitational.