Creighton Prep Swimmer Is No Rookie

Curt Casper

OMAHA (KPTM) - Rookie athletes are taking the sporting worldby storm. Newcomers Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson led their teams into the NFLplayoffs. Freshman Nevin Johnson is tearing up the court for the CreightonBluejays.

But one Creighton Prep swimmer may be on pace to shatter therecord books after just two high school swimming meets, clearly this rookie isno stranger to the water.

Last night Jacob Molacek was half a second from setting thestate record in the 100 yard-backstroke. He had a time of 50.06 and the staterecord held by former Creighton Prep swimmer Will Raynor of (49.43).

But Jacob has been swimming since the age of five. He didn'tcompete at the high school level because he has been home schooled. But thisyear he has his eyes set on breaking the state record. He then would like toreach his goal of competing in the Olympics.

"I couldn't think of anything, if I couldn't swim I would bea very sad individual, I love swimming," Molacek said.

The next swim meet for Creighton Prep is January 22ndand Millard North.