The Edmond Sun


November 22, 2013

North’s Tran, Robertson, garner individual gold

Lady Huskies place third in Red River Shootout

FRISCO, Texas — The Edmond North girls and boys swimming teams competed in the Red River Shootout Nov. 9 in Frisco, Texas. The meet featured eight teams from Texas and four from Oklahoma.

The Lady Huskies finished third, with host Frisco High School snatching the title.

Individually, North’s Ally Robertson won the 200 Individual Medley and finished second in the 100 Breastrooke.

The girls 200 Medley Relay team of Alexa Acuna, Sarah Helton, Ryanne Vance, and Robertson, also nabbed a silver medal.

On the boys side, the Huskies finished fourth in the meet, with Norman North taking first.

Alan Tran won the 500 Freestyle for North. The next highest finish for the Huskies was the 200 Free Relay team of Garrett Duncan, Michael Britton, Zack Padgett, and Tran, which finished third.

“The meet was a great opportunity for the swimmers to see where they are at this time of the year,” said swim coach Steve Riggs. “The competition in north Texas is among the best in the country, and it should motivate us to work harder to compete in Oklahoma.”

On Nov. 2 in the All-State Preview at the Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center, the defending Lady Huskies took the first step in defending their title as they won at Jenks.

However, unlike past years, when North has dominated the field, this year’s title came down to the last event, with North grinding out the triumph over Norman North by four points. The Edmond Memorial girls claimed the fourth spot in the meet that featured the top eight teams in the state.

Helton won two individual events for North as she took the 200 Individual Medley and the 100 Breastroke. She was also a member of the winning 200 Medley Relay along with Acuna, Vance and Olivia Seefeldt. Robertson also won an individual event as she easily took the 500 Freestyle. The North 200 Free Relay was also victorious with the team of Julia Kirby, Olivia Metzer, Kristin Veit, and Sydney Wright.

The top finishers for Memorial were Kelsey Kersgieter, who finished third in the 200 Individual Medley and Natalie Voral, who placed fourth in the 200 Freestyle and 500 Freestyle events.

In boys competition, defending champion Norman North won the team scoring title, with Edmond North finishing second and Memorial taking fourth. For North, Tran won a pair of individual events, taking the 200 Freestyle and 500 Freestyle.

For Memorial, the 200 Free Relay team won with Francisco Ochoa, Jonathan Ye, Caleb Kliewer, and Tory Scott.

“This meet gives us lots of information,” Riggs said. “We know a lot more about where we are as a team right now and what the competition looks like. We had a lot of great swims for the early part of the season, but we know that there are a lot of challenges that we must prepare for.”


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