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Junior swimmer Piper Osman takes a turn at the wall during the 100 meter fly event. Osman swam a 1:01.15, taking 10th place overall. Photo by Maya Bell

Swimmers take third in COMO invitationals

Junior swimmer Riley Jones swims the 100 meter free at the girls’ COMO invitational on Jan. 6. Jones earned a time of 1:03.87, placing 8th in the heat. Photo by Maya Bell

Junior swimmer Piper Osman dives into the pool for the 100 meter fly. “This year has been pretty good for me,” Osman said. “I tried to train a little bit more in the off-season and that’s really helped me out.” Photo by Maya Bell

Head Coach Taylor Birsa cheers on junior swimmer Piper Osman during her 100 meter fly event. Osman earned a time of 1:01.15 and tenth place overall at the girl’s COMO invitational meet at the University of Missouri Recreational Center Jan. 6.

Junior swimmer Piper Osman takes a turn at the wall during the 100 meter fly event. Osman swam a 1:01.15, taking 10th place overall. Photo by Maya Bell

 

 

Freshman Piper Forthaus relaxes on the University of Missouri Recreation Center pool deck surrounded by fellow teammates. Rock Bridge earned 20 automatics state times & 4 consideration times at the girls’ COMO invitational meet Jan. 6. Photo by Maya Bell

Teammates cheer on sophomore Macy Montie during the 100 meter fly event Jan. 6 at the University of Missouri. Montie earned a time of 1:37.13, placing her 5th in the heat. Photo by Maya Bell

Immediately after completing her 100 meter fly event, sophomore swimmer Macy Montie rushes over to teammates to share the details of a goggle mishap in the pool. “My goggles fell off,” Montie said, “and I tried fixing them underwater.” Photo by Maya Bell

Columbia high school swimmers wind down after competing in events at the girls’ COMO invitational. Rock Bridge places 3rd in the meet with 223 points. Photo by Maya Bell

Senior varsity diver Caroline Stevens and senior Dalton Nunamaker chat by the side of the dive pool at the University of Missouri Recreational Center. “Tuesday was the first time we got back on the board, Stevens said. “I was pretty happy and looking really good for the rest of the season.” Photo by Maya Bell

Senior varsity diver Caroline Stevens does a back dive, earning 201 points. Stevens advanced to finals and placed 11th of 51 at the girls’ COMO invitational Jan. 6. Photo by Maya Bell

Participants of the Girls’ Como Invitationals gather on the University of Missouri’s recreation center pool deck Jan. 6. All three Columbia high schools, Rock Bridge, Battle and Hickman, competed in the meet. Photo by Maya Bell

 

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