The Nebraska School Activity Association on Wednesday released event heat and lane assignments for the NSAA Swimming and Diving Championships to be held next week. Seven Omaha North High swimmers earned entry into individual events to compete in the preliminaries on Friday, February 29, at Bob Devaney Sports Center. Each event is limited to 32 individuals from across the state. All seven Viking swimmers who qualified are making their first appearance in individual events at the state championships. Vikings qualifying for individual events are:
Lauren Sitzman: 200 Freestyle
Ben Mills: 500 Freestyle
Nate Schlader: 50 Freestyle
Davion Scott-Bell: 50 Freestyle and 100 Breaststroke
Caiden Williams: 100 Butterfly
Richard Throckmorton: 100 Breaststroke
Seamus Cavanaugh: 100 Breaststroke
Five other Vikings will join the individual qualifiers to form the relay teams: AJ Fox, Teresa Gibbons, Isabel Kolb, Maecyn Sieborg, and Eric Manuel.
The top 16 times from preliminary races in each event on Friday advance to compete in the finals on Saturday, February 29. Saturday’s finals will be broadcast live on NET television and online at netnebraska.org.
Heat and lane assignments for Friday are available online: