Six all-time chart marks and two others that just missed highlighted the action Friday in the prelims of the girls state high school swimming state championships at the Devaney Center.
Three of those performances came in the 100 breaststroke - Lauren Pavel of Omaha Skutt (1:05.15, 7th), Sophia Nelson of Lincoln Southwest (1:06.13, 9th) and Laura Miksch of Columbus (1:06.26, 10th).
Miksch also moved from a tie for ninth to eighth in the 50 freestyle by being the fastest qualifier in 23.79 seconds.
Lincoln Southeast freshman Alexa Goldenstein now is seventh all-time in the 100 butterfly with her time of 57.21, and Omaha Westside freshman Elizabeth Ammato-Hanner is 10th in the 200 individual medley at 2:07.33.
Molacek tops state meet's oldest record
Omaha Creighton Prep junior Jacob Molacek lowered his own state record and erased the oldest state meet record on the books Friday in the prelims of the boys state high school swimming meet.
Molacek qualified first in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:37.29, 1.95 seconds faster than the 1:39.24 set by Chuck Sharpe of Omaha Westside in 1977. During the regular season Molacek also topped Sharpe's mark by wininng the Metro Conference meet Feb. 9 in 1:38.75.
Molacek then came back and set another state record in his 100 butterfly prelim. He won that race in 48.85, 0.07 seconds faster than the previous best of 48.92 by Ryan Bubb of Lincoln East in 2009.
In just six weeks, Molacek has swam the fastest time in state history in four of the eight individual events.