Provided to Great Basin Sun
Nevaeh Serna displays her medal.
Provided to Great Basin Sun Nevaeh Serna displays her medal.
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.