NST participated in the CIA Beat the Heat meet Friday-Sunday, June 28-30, in Grinnell.

Dropping 3.41 seconds and earning silver in the girls 12 and under 100-meter butterfly was Anna Knaack in a time of 1:49.98. Knaack claimed bronze in the 400-meter freestyle in 6:49.30 and the 200-meter IM in 3:36.91.

Aiden Gerst had numerous top-three finishes including gold in the 800-meter freestyle in 10:35.82 and second in the 1500-meter freestyle in 20:11.44. Gerst earned a trio of bronze finishes as well, posting a time of 34.28 seconds in the 50-meter butterfly, 36.60 seconds in the 50-meter backstroke and 1:08.30 in the 100-meter freestyle.

A time of 21:58.99 placed Joey Vobr third in the 1500-meter freestyle, shaving 54.85 seconds off her previous best time. She also dropped 12.34 seconds from her 400-meter freestyle and 8.11 seconds from her 200-meter backstroke.

Cole Hueber placed fourth in the 50-meter freestyle in 26.80 seconds and the 400-meter IM in 5:31.59. The 15-year-old posted a time of 2:33.32 in the 200-meter butterfly to place fifth.

Shaving 17.78 seconds off her 50-meter butterfly event, Naomi Kutz placed 10th in 50.48 seconds. She added a fifth-place in the 200-meter IM in 3:57.90, dropping 22.20 seconds. Kutz was sixth in the 50-meter breaststroke in 55.83 seconds. The 10-year-old placed seventh in a trio of events, including the 50-meter freestyle, 50-meter breaststroke and 50-meter backstroke.

It was a fourth-place finish in the 50-meter butterfly for Jaylee Vobr, who dropped 2.56 seconds to stop the clock at 36.17 seconds. She erased 6.66 seconds from her 100-meter backstroke and 11.30 seconds on her 200-IM.

Katerina Kovarik placed fifth in the 400-meter freestyle with a time of 5:15.85 and seventh in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:28.64.

In the men’s 15 & over division, Jackson Penny placed sixth in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:53.96. Penny posted a time of 2:30.60 in the 200-meter IM to finish seventh.

Dropping 5.57 seconds in the 100-meter freestyle and 11.60 seconds in the 50-meter butterfly was Gareth Sweet. His time of 1:18.65 in the 100-meter butterfly earned him seventh place.

Drew Chamberlain placed eighth in the 200-meter backstroke with a time of 2:35.18 and dropped 7.40 seconds on the 200-meter freestyle.

Brenna Parker improved in all four of her races, including dropping more than five seconds on both the 100-meter breaststroke and 50-meter freestyle.

Simon Kutz dropped 5.87 seconds on the 100-meter backstroke and placed sixth in the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 3:16.49.

Caleb Huebner dropped 4.98 seconds on the 200-meter freestyle and 7.91 seconds on his 100-meter breaststroke time.

The 15 and older boy’s 400-meter medley relay of Drew Chamberlain, Jackson Penny, Cole Huebner and Caleb Huebner placed fifth with a time of 4:43:80.