High School State Championships: Oklahoma 6A

JENKS, Oklahoma, February 18. EDMOND North's girls squad and Norman North's boys team scored championship victories at the Oklahoma 6A Swimming Championships Feb. 15-16 in Jenks. Four division records fell–two each on the girls and boys sides–and a fifth was missed by less than 2-tenths of a second.

Edmond North scored 435 points for their championship win, followed by Jenks (331), Norman North (210), Edmond Memorial (176) and Enid (144).

Edmond North's 200 free relay of Abbie Imes, Ann-Marie Stowe, Ryanne Vance and Ally Robertson claimed the record with their 1:39.11. The Lady Huskies went on to sweep the relays. Rylee Linhardt and Jess Graro combined with Imes and Robertson for a 1:49.64 in the 200 medley relay; Amanda Greenlee joined Stowe, Graro and Linhardt for the first-place 3:41.27 free relay victory.

Robertson set a 6A standard in the 200 IM (2:03.65), bettering Samantha Woodward's 2007 time of 2:03.93. She was just 14-hundredths shy of a second division mark in the 100 breast with her 1:04.99. Linhardt also claimed two titles for Edmond North with her 4:57.50 in the 500 free and 57.98 in the 100 back.

Broken Arrow's Breonna Barker was the queen of the sprint free events, winning the 50 in 23.64 and the 100 in 50.90. Avery Niemann from Heritage Hall took charge in the 200 free (1:52.99) and Madie Sarantakos from Norman North touched first in the 100 fly (58.03).

Norman North was just as dominant in the boys race as Edmond North was in the girls competition. The Timberwolves scored 321 points to Bartlesville's 264 and Edmond North's 209. Norman beat out Union for fourth, 195-194.

Norman North's 200 medley relay of Justin Wu, Alex Zhu, Tomas Elder and Kendon McGee took out Bartlesville's 1:36.14 division mark with their 1:35.88. Alex McMillen came on board with Wu, Zhu and Elder for a 200 free relay victory of 1:27.18.

Wu twice lowered the division mark in the 200 free–first in prelims to 1:39.98, then in finals with a 1:39.13. The previous mark was 1:40.51 by Eastman Holloway from last year. Wu collected a second triumph in the 100 back (50.60). Elder picked up wins in the 50 and 100 free (20.94 and 46.07).

Bartlesville's quartet of Mason McCauley, Aaron Stanek, Kyle Ward and Colton Krause covered the 400 free relay in 3:14.44. Krause picked up an individual win in the 200 IM (1:52.23).

Union's Colton Posey claimed the 100 breast title in 59.33; teammate Chase Davis was tops in the 100 fly (50.45). Edmond Memorial's Naresh Naik finished first in the 500 free (4:33.44).

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