The Beatrice boys and girls co-op swimming and diving teams picked up wins over Lincoln North Star Thursday night.
The girls team won their dual 119-57 while the boys edged out an 86-76 win at the Beatrice YMCA.
We were very pleased with the results of the meet tonight," said Beatrice Coach Marian Wallen. "The girls continue to be undefeated in their dual competitions. Many on the team have been down and out with illnesses this week, and some even swam not feeling well tonight. So, to have 32 personal best performances tonight was a great thing."
Wallen said many of their new freshmen swimmers were swimming in some new events and performed well.
"Freshman Crystal Craft works very hard in practices and competed in three events back to back tonight," Wallen said. "Freshman Nickolas Witulski had three personal best swims tonight and he also works hard in practice and is willing to do many different events. Freshman, Ellie Lenners, and Morgan McCubbin have been very versatile swimmers as well as senior Makalah Scheele. They are always willing to swim events where we need points"
First place finishes for the Beatrice team included the boys 200-medley relay team of Silas Jurgens, Michael Walsh, Cullen Papenhagen and Cameron Knepp; Maddy Wagner in the 200-freestyle; Maya Moran in the 200-individual medley and the 100-backstroke; Mikwena Lierman in the 50-freestyle and the 100-butterfly; Colton Starck in the 50-freestyle and 500-freestyle; Trey Billesbach in diving; Mikasa Lierman in the 100-freestyle; RJ Suey in the 100-freestyle and Ellie Lenners in the 500-freestyle.
Other first place finishes include the girls 200-freestyle relay team of Maya Moran, Josi Mans, Mikasa Lierman and Mikwena Lierman; David Gray in the 100-backstroke; Crystal Craft in the 100-breaststroke; Jacob Mason in the 100-breaststroke and the girls 400-freestyle relay team of Maddy Wagner, Josi Mans, Crystal Craft and Mikasa Lierman.
Personal best performances for the team include Nick Witulski in the 100 freestyle, 500 freestyle and 50 freestyle; Blaine Kujath in the 100 backstroke; Joe Wright in the 50 free; Lauren Behn in the 500 free style and 50 freestyle; Morgan McCubbin in the 500 freestyle and50 freestyle; Ellie Lenners in the 500 free; Sam Fortner in the 100 freestyle and 50 freestyle; David Gray in the 50 freestyle; Emma Oliver in the 100 freestyle; and Kirsten Struempler in the100 freestyle and 50 freestyle.
Other personal best times include Ashley Hempfling in the 100 freestyle and 50 freestyle; Morgan Buhr in the 100 freestyle and 50 freestyle; Cameron Knepp in the 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle; Hayden Stevens in the 11 dives; Faith Kelly in the 11 dives and 50 freestyle; Cameryn Wisnieski in the 11 dives; Trey Billesbach in the 50 freestyle; Meg Rhodes in the 50 freestyle; Sada Ahlman in the 50 freestyle; Haley York in the 50 freestyle; Matilda Saunders in the 200 Individual Medley and Andrew Yung in the 200 freestyle.
The Beatrice swim team, which consists of swimmers from Beatrice, Norris, Fairbury and Freeman High Schools, will be in action again on Monday when they host a dual with Lincoln Pius X. Diving starts at 4:30 with swimming to follow.
It will also be parents night, where they will recognize senior swimmers Maddy Wagner, Joe Wright, Makalah Scheele, Cullen Papenhagen, Andrew Yung and Tyler Rice.