Jason Niness; St. John's High Junior, Backstroke.
Niness finished fourth in the backstroke at the Division 1 state
meet. He also competed in the 200 relay with teammates Alex Sullivan,
Michael Daring and Ross Oljerholm, which was one of his most memorable
moments of the season. The Pioneers' co-captain, along with
Sullivan, finished third in the backstroke at the Central/South
sectional meet. Niness was named a Catholic Conference All-Star in the
backstroke. He also competed in the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly.
Niness also competes for Crimson Aquatics and is an NCSA Junior National
swimmer. His sister, Mackenzie, is also a standout swimmer for Crimson
Aquatics, and for Notre Dame Academy. Niness is an Honor Roll student.
He is the son of Pat and Scott Niness of Sutton.