The Battle Mountain NNA swim team was back in action from Aug. 5-7 at the 2022 High Country Short Course Championship at the Carson Valley Swim Center in Minden.
The swim meet is more on the fun side with live music nearby and a theme of the Greatest Show on Earth. After raining the first day, the rest of the meet went smoothly.
Zayne Hall had a good meet, as he returns from injuries and Nevaeh Serna took home five first-place finishes and four runner-up outings. She scored 78 of possible 90 points. She will be moving up to the 11-12-year-old division in early September.
Serna won the girls 9-10-year-old 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1 minute, 19.39 seconds, a 1.38-second improvement. She led the way in the 50-yard freestyle at 30.56 and the 50-yard backstroke with a time of 35.95.
She took almost 1.5 seconds off her time in the 100-yard individual medley to win at 1:18.76 and she was first in the 100-yard freestyle (1:09.30).
Serna took off more than 11 seconds to place second in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:28.70 and she was the runner -up in the 50-yard breaststroke at 42.02, a 2.31-second improvement.
She collected second-place finishes in the 200-yard individual medley (2:49.89) and the 200-yard freestyle (2:30.80).
Hall competed in the boys 15 and over division and placed sixth in the 200-yard backstroke at 2:24.72, which was two seconds quicker than his prelim time.
Hall finished 12th in the 200-yard individual medley (2:22.34), 16th in the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 56.16, 18th in the 100-yard butterfly (1:18.43) and 20th in the 200-yard freestyle at 2:13.00.
He improved by 1.27 seconds to place 10th in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:03.28 and Hall was 14th in the 50-yard freestyle at 15.10.
Saige Bakker swam in the girls 8 and under division and had a number of good finishes. She placed third in the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 47.30, which was a 2.65-second improvement, to go with a fourth-place outing in the 50-yard backstroke at 53.89.
Bakker turned in fifth-place finishes in the 100-yard freestyle (1:52.75), 25-yard butterfly (28.28), 25-yard freestyle (19.45) and the 25-yard backstroke with a time of 23.74.
She placed eighth in the 50-yard breaststroke at 1:20.17 and ninth in the 25-yard breaststroke (33.20).
Daxon Bakker placed sixth in the boys 9-10-year0old 50-yard breaststroke at 58.62, a 2.95-second improvement at he was more than three seconds quicker in the 100-yard individual medley to place seventh at 1:55.41.
Bakker chopped off nearly 20 seconds to place sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke at 2:08.78 and he was eighth in the 50-yard backstroke (48.14). He placed ninth in the 100-yard backstroke (1:49.82) and the 200-yard freestyle (3:39.37), a 24.37-second improvement.
Bakker was 11th in the 50-yard freestyle (40.14) and 11th in the 100-yard freestyle at 1:41.86, a 24.37-second improvement.