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November 6, 2012

Edmond teams win opening swim meets

EDMOND — The Edmond North and Edmond Memorial swimming teams opened up their season with a strong showing at the All-State Preview in Jenks on Saturday. The meet featured the top eight Class 6A teams.

The top-ranked North girls took seven of the 11 events and won by more than 60 points. Jenks finished second with Memorial coming in fourth.

Ally Robertson and Rylee Linhardt each won two individual events for the Lady Huskies, with Robertson taking the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Backstroke, while Linhardt won the 200 Freestyle and 500 Freestyle events. They teamed with Ann-Marie Stowe and Amanda Greenlee to win the 400 Free Relay. Greenlee also won the 200 Medley Relay along with Jess Graro, Abbie Imes and Megan Snelling. Snelling was a member of the winning 200 Free Relay along with Ryanne Vance, Olivia Seefeldt and Sarah Helton. For Memorial, Annah Baykal was the top finisher as she took second in the 200 Individual Medley and the 100 Breaststroke.

In the boys meet second-ranked Norman North won the title with the North boys finishing second and Memorial third. Event winners for North were Garrett Duncan in the 100 Breaststroke and Riley Fant in the 100 Backstroke. For Memorial Naresh Naik won the 200 Individual Medley and then joined Zac Cook, Kevin Yen and Nate Anderson in winning the 200 Freestyle Relay.

“This is always a good opening meet for us,” said coach Steve Riggs. “It is a chance to see where we are early in the season against the best competition and to look at areas that we need to work on. All four teams did a good job with the meet format that we had, and it will help prepare us for more challenging meets later in the season.”

The North teams will travel to Frisco, Texas, on Saturday to swim two Frisco schools and Texas High School from Texarkana.

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