CHS swimming earns five top 10s at Millard North
Fresh off the first dual victory of the season a week earlier, Columbus High Swimming set new personal bests and seven new secondary times for state at the fourth annual Millard North Invite held Jan. 10-12 in Omaha.
The Columbus girls finished 10th out of 11 teams with 40 points while the boys were 12th with 14 team points.
Between the two squads, the Discoverers brought home four top-10 finishes.
The highest was delivered by Julia Salerno in the 50-yard freestyle. Her time of 26.18 was seventh, just about a second behind the leader and good enough for a secondary time to state.
That number is tied for 39th-best in the state so far this season.
Other girls top 10s included Emily Miksch completing the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.57 for eighth place. Miksch’s time earned her a secondary qualification for state and ranks as the 21st-best mark in the state this season.
Right behind Salerno in the 50 free was Miksch taking 10th in 26.44 for another secondary state mark.
The boys top result came in the 100 breast where Konner Kudron was ninth in 1:05.25 earning a secondary time for state. Among Nebraska swimmers, that mark is 29th overall.
The 200 freestyle relay team of Jayven Krepel, Jaden Miller, Josue Mendez and Konner Kudron earned CHS’s other top-10 finish coming in exactly 10th with a time of 1:38.26.
That finish is 27th in Nebraska among all other 200 free relay times posted through the weekend.