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Mackenna Briggs, Talisa Wibmer lead Liberty, Hazen | 3A swim & dive
Liberty sophomore Mackenna Briggs and Hazen junior Talisa Wibmer are two of the state's top contenders in the 100 back this year.
Last season was excellent for Briggs. She won the 3A title and became the first Liberty freshman to ever qualify for state in every event. Briggs also finished third in the 200 IM at state.
Wibmer just missed a spot in the A final at state in the 100 back, then swam a time of 58.51 seconds in the B final - the fastest time at the state meet.
Other swimmers to watch from Hazen are Kourtney Brunings, Taylor Gale and Amy LeBar. Others to watch from Liberty are Cecilia Nelson, Ellie Hohensinner and Lauryn Hepp.
Liberty took seventh at state last year, Hazen finished eighth.
The teams faced off earlier this season and the Highlanders won 99-86.
Event winners: Hazen 200-medley relay (Wibmer, Brunings, Clarissa Mitchell and LeBar), Nelson (200 free), Briggs (200 IM, 500 free), LeBar (50 free), Christina Sargent (dive), Hohensinner (100 fly), Wibmer (100 free, 100 back), 200-free relay (Anna Collons, Mitchell, Gale and Mikayla Muratore), Brunings (100 breast), and 400-free relay (Hohensinner, Hepp, Nelson and Briggs).