Special to The Sun
The Edmond high school swimming teams finished the first semester by taking on multiple teams at the OCCC Aquatic Center this week. Memorial and North defeated Enid, Midwest City, Del City, Carl Albert and Kingfisher, with Santa Fe defeating every opponent except for the Enid girls.
In the girls meet North swimmers Abbie Imes won the 200 Individual Medley, Ann-Marie Stowe the 100 Freestyle, Amanda Greenlee the 100 Butterfly, and Ally Robertson the 100 Breaststroke. The top-ranked Lady Huskies also won the 200 Medley Relay with Sydney Cain, Robertson, Imes and Stowe, as well as the 200 Free Relay with Robertson, Greenlee, Ryanne Vance and Olivia Seefeldt, and the 400 Free Relay with Vance, Maddie Waller, Sydney Wright and Julia Kirby. For Memorial, Katie Kersgieter won the 500 Freestyle. The top placer for Santa Fe was Brittney Le, who finished third in the 200 Individual Medley.
All three Edmond schools got into the win column in the boys meet. For Santa Fe, Colton Laramore won two individual events, as he took the 100 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke, with the latter being a new school record. Teammate Brandon Le won the 200 Individual Medley for the Wolves. For Memorial, Braden Davis won the 200 Freestyle and Zac Cook took the 50 Freestyle for the Bulldogs. Naresh Naik won the 500 Freestyle, setting a new school record. The old record had stood since 1986. For North, Joe Short won the 100 Freestyle, and then teamed with Garrett Duncan, Alan Tran and Riley Fant, to win the 200 Medley Relay and the 200 Free Relay.
“This meet was a great way to end the first half of our season,” said coach Steve Riggs. “There have been a lot of best times by so many swimmers, and this will set us up well for the tougher part of the season.”
The next meet for the Edmond schools will be on Jan. 10 when they travel to Jenks.