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Rebecca Lewis

Fifteen Hammerheads competed at the Air Capital Invitational in Wichita, KS June 24th-26th. There were 83 best times and 1 Champs-Bonus, 5 Champs, 1 Sectionals-Bonus, 2 Sectionals cuts and 4 new team records! 80% Best Times or Better -Nick Bracken (4/5) 80% -Piper Kobs (12/14) 86 -Zach Mendez (5/5) 100% -Kennedy Roberts (9/10) 90% Notable Swims -Nick Bracken dropped almost 15 seconds in his 400 IM and returned to Finals in 200 Fly -MaryBeth Clark returned to Finals in the 100 Fly where she was not only victorious, but set...

Rebecca Lewis

Twenty-six Hammerheads competed at the CSC Summer Invite in Columbia, MO June 10th-12th. There were 131 best times and 6 new Districts, 10 Champs-Bonus, 13 Champs, 6 Sectionals-Bonus and 3 Sectionals cuts. 80% Best Times or Better -Elisa DeCaro (5/6) 83% -Isaac Dierker (4/4) 100% -Gracie Hayes (5/5) 100% -Arielle Janssens (6/6) 100% -Katie Jones (3/3) 100% -David Keightley (2/2) 100% -Jakeb Kobs (8/9) 89% -Piper Kobs (10/10) 100% -Roman Lewis (6/6) 100% -Zach Mendez (9/9) 100% -Sarah Miner (7/8) 88% -Sean Nguyen (8/8) 100% -Raphael Realina (8/9) 89% -Kemper...

Rebecca Lewis

Forty-five Hammerheads braved 20 degree temperature fluctuations and 2 seasons over the course of 3 days at the Topeka Swim Association’s Beach Bash June 3-5. As always, it was a weekend full of fun team-bonding time, hanging out between swims in tents, winning mystery heat prizes and using the pool’s diving boards and slides at the bash. There were 144 Best times, 31 new Districts times, 8 new Bonus times and 10 new Champs times. 80% Best Times or Better -Tyler Briggs (11/11) 100% -Collin Burton (5/5) 100% -Ashton Canovi...

Rebecca Lewis

Forty-one Hammerheads competed at the Rose Memorial Invitational meet hosted by the Empire Swim Club May 13-15, 2022. There were 176 Best times, 14 new Districts cuts, 15 new Champs-Bonus cuts and 23 new Champs times. 80% Best Times or Better -Madeline Briggs (8/8) 100% -Claire Dierker (5/6) 83% -Mallory Dunaway (3/3) 100% -Alex Foot (4/4) 100% -Gracie Hayes (6/6) 100% -Justin Hendricks (2/2) 100% -Grace Keane (2/2) 100% -Roman Lewis (5/6) 83% -Jake Maiseroulle (7/8) 87% -Gabriel Meitler (4/5) 80% -Zach Mendez (8/8) 100% -Leo Nguyen (12/13) 92% -Sean...

Rebecca Lewis

Long Course season has started and 53 Hammerheads competed in Lee’s Summit at the TST/EKC/NLU Tuff Tri meet. The team raced to 185 best times, 39 new District cuts, 13 new Champ Bonus cuts and 25 new Champ cuts! 80% Best Times or Better {athletes listed here dropped time in 80% or more of their legally swam events} (improved events/total events) -Melo Anthony (2/2) 100% -Eden Bettis (3/3) 100% -Levi Bettis (5/5) 100% -Nyema Clemons (2/2) 100% -Isabelle Collop (5/5) 100% -Elisa DeCaro (4/4) 100% -Claire Dierker (5/5) 100% -Mallory...

Rebecca Lewis

The Region VIII Speedo Sectionals swim meet was held March 10-13th in Columbia, Missouri. There were over 60 teams from 5 conferences. NLU had 8 swimmers qualify and attend. There were 6 swims at Finals, 3 new Sectionals cuts, 5 new Sectionals-Bonus cuts and 2 new team records. -Nick Bracken opted to pick up a spot in the time trials and swim the 100 Fly. It paid off and he earned another Bonus cut in that event. -MaryBeth Clark returned to Finals in all 3 of her events: 50 Fly,...

Rebecca Lewis

Missouri Valley Championships were held in Topeka, KS (Open) February 24-27 and Lenexa, KS (14&Under Age Group) March 3-6. NLU had 39 swimmers participate in both meets. There were 153 best times, 63 swims at finals, 5 new Sectional-Bonus cuts, 4 new Sectional cuts and 1 new Record! 80% Best Times or Better -Nick Bracken (5/6) 83% -Claire Dierker (4/4) 100% -Kimberley Greene (9/9) 100% -Makaila Hayes (5/6) 83% -Ricky Hoover (2/2) 100% -Ava Hughbanks (8/10) 80% -Arielle Janssens (3/3) 100% -Jake Maiseroulle (4/5) 80% -Jacey McGraw (4/5) 80% -Zach...

Rebecca Lewis

55 Hammerheads participated in the Missouri Valley East District Championships meet February 11-13 in Platte City. There were 212 best times and 39 of the 55 swimmers returned to finals. Nineteen new Champs-Bonus cuts were picked up, 28 new Champs cuts were earned, and several swimmers advance to the Missouri Valley Championships next weekend because they placed in the top 2 for their age group. 80% Best Times or Better -Reagan Bollinger 7/7 (100%) -Madeline Briggs 8/10 (80%) -Logan Broek 3/3 (100%) -McKenzie Chandler 4/4 (100%) -Elisa DeCaro 9/11 (82%)...

Rebecca Lewis

NLU hosted 494 swimmers at the Winter Showdown meet in Gladstone. Ninety-nine Hammerheads raced to 332 best times, 46 new District cuts, 33 new Champs-Bonus cuts, 23 new Champs cuts and 3 new Sectionals-Bonus cuts. Thanks to all of our families who volunteered their time this past weekend. Also – it was brought to our attention that some of the information in the past few recaps may have been incorrect. After further research, we discovered some incorrect files had been uploaded, thus giving us false information on our reports. If...

Rebecca Lewis

41 Hammerheads competed in Topeka, KS at the TSA True Blue Igloo January 7-9, 2022. There were 163 Best Times, 23 new District cuts, 24 new Bonus cuts and 6 new Champs cuts. 80% Best Times or Better -Alex Briggs (9/9) 100% -Lucile Chute (4/4) 100% -Maddyson Cox (3/3) 100% -Grace Crigger (2/2) 100% -Justin Hendricks (7/7) 100% -Neala McHugh (8/8) 100% -Brooke Nichols (12/12) 100% -Lucas Nichols (8/8) 100% -Oliver Sias (13/13) 100% -Henry Snider (4/4) 100% Notable Swims -Alex Briggs returned to finals in 3 events on Saturday...