The Edmond Sun

July 31, 2013

Edmond swimmers push West to dominant victories

Riggs named Coach of the Year


The Edmond Sun

JENKS — At the Oklahoma Coaches All-State swim meet in Jenks Monday, it was as if it were Edmond Night as half of the West Team was comprised of swimmers from Edmond.

And, the West, led by the Edmondnites, dominated the East in dual action. In girls competition, the West easily triumphed 61-31 while the West boys grasped a 58-33 victory.

In the girls meet, Annah Baykal won two individual events as she took the 200 Individual Medley and the 100 Breastroke. She also teamed with Ann-Marie Stowe to win the 200 Medley relay. Stowe was also on the victorious 200 Free Relay along with Abbie Imes and Jess Graro. Imes swam on the winning 400 Free Relay as well, along with Sara Riggs. Riggs won the 500 Freestyle and was named the Jim Thorpe Female Award winner for swimming.

The boys did equally well with All-Edmond Swimmer of the Year Naresh Naik winning the 200 Individual Medley and 500 Freestyle, setting meet records in both events. He was also a member of the 200 Medley Relay which set a meet record and the 400 Free Relay along with Zac Cook and Colton Laramore, which also broke a meet record.

Individually, Laramore won the 100 Freestyle and competed on the 200 Free Relay with teammate Riley Fant.

Zac Cook was named the Jim Thorpe Male Award winner for swimming.

“The Edmond kids showed tonight why they had such a great senior year.” said Edmond Schools head swimming coach Steve Riggs. “This group has set a high standard for future teams and their performance at this meet is a rewarding and fitting end to their High School careers.”

Riggs was named Oklahoma Coaches Association Coach of the Year.

“I just thank God for blessing me with a lot of great swimmers,” Coach Riggs humbly stated. “It makes an award like this a special memory.”