The Edmond Sun
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.
Santa Fe takes Chickasha meet
The Santa Fe Wolves opened up their swim season with easy victories over Chickasha and Duncan at the USAO Pool in Chickasha.
In the girls meet, Sara Riggs, Brittney Le and Christin Bianchi each won two individual events with Riggs winning the 400 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke, Le taking the 200 Individual Medley and the 100 Butterfly, and Bianchi the 50 Freestyle and 100 Breaststroke. Other event winners were Jessica Landwehr in the 200 Freestyle and Jill Colley in the 100 Freestyle.
Relays winners were:
• 200 Medley Relay — Riggs, Bianchi, Le, Colley
• 200 Free Relay — Jenny Ancik, Bianchi, Colley, Landwehr
• 400 Free Relay — Le, Landwehr, Ancik, Riggs
For the boys, Brandon Le, Colton Laramore and Tommy Stewart each won two events, with Le winning the 200 Freestyle and 100 Breaststroke, Laramore the 100 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke, and Stewart the 200 Individual Medley and 400 Freestyle.
Relay winners were:
• 200 Medley Relay — Laramore, Stewart, Le, Bracen McCarty
• 400 Free Relay — Tyler Williams, Stewart, Le, Laramore
“It was a great way to open the season,” coach Steve Riggs said. “There are a lot of new swimmers on this team, and getting this kind of experience will be very helpful in the weeks ahead.”