Southeast Swim sinks to Norfolk team


Adam Rustermier (11) takes a breath in the first heat of the boys 200 individual medley. (Brayden Adcock)

Brayden Adcock, Staff Writer

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, the Lincoln Southeast Knights varsity swim team had their second-to-last non-conference meet against Norfolk High School. Unfortunately, Southeast lost the meet in both sectors, with the boys scoring 73 to Norfolk’s 108, and the girls scoring 74 to Norfolk’s 111.

The Southeast boys team won the 200 medley relay and the 200 individual medley. The girls team was more victorious, winning the 50 freestyle, 500 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays.

Swimmer Sydney Allison (12), who participated in three events that night, said that, “The [biggest] goal for every meet is to improve your times and be faster.”

Southeast’s varsity swimmers have been preparing since their last meet on Jan. 30 at Lincoln High School, where they defeated the Fremont Duals, 49 to 47 points. They were beat by the Lincoln High Links in the same meet, scoring only 44 points overall to Lincoln High’s 54.

According to the Southeast swim team coach Brett Ruoff, although some kids weren’t their season-best, they still worked hard in their training and put their all in this season.

“There are so many exhausted [swimmers]. They’re tired and are having to push really hard to even get close to their season-best time,” Ruoff said. “Seeing that effort is exciting and bodes well for the end of the year.”

The Southeast swim team’s second-to-last meet before the varsity Heartland Athletic Conference (HAC) Swimming and Diving Championships. The event will be held at the Fremont Family YMCA facility on Feb. 14, starting at 12 p.m.