JENKS - When the 200-yard freestyle relay rolled around, the Jenks boys could clearly see their goal within reach, and the entire Jenks swim community let them hear about it.
Hunter Cordell, Morgan Medders, Paden Scribner and Reed Scroggs teamed up to win the 200 freestyle relay by three seconds over rival Union as the Trojans captured the Frontier Conference championship meet on Thursday night at the Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center.
"We have group of hard-working boys that didn't want to be the class that didn't win," said Jenks head coach John Turner. "They just willed their way through it."
The Jenks boys, who have never lost a conference championship meet, finished 34 points ahead of second-place Union.
"Our team really thrives under pressure," said Medders. "I believe we're capable of doing anything and I'm incredibly proud of the guys."
The Jenks girls, who have won all but one conference championship meet, started the night off with a victory in the 200 medley relay, and took nine of the 11 events.
"Starting off on a good note really gave us a lot of enthusiasm," said Camryn Hudgins, who won the 500 freestyle and was part of two winning relay teams.
Freshman Megan Inbody gave the Trojans a big boost with wins in the 50 and 100 freestyle events and was also part of two winning relay teams.
Hudgins, Inbody, Kathy Bliss, Hailey Jensen, Kelsey Landreth, Veronica Threadgill and Tatum Vann combined to help the Jenks girls win all three relay events. Bliss and Vann also earned individual victories.
The always exciting boys 50 freestyle event saw Jenks junior Hunter Cordell swim a personal best time to win by just over a 1/2 second.
"It was very exciting to win that event," said Cordell. "You never really know if you've won until the race is over."
Union senior Chase Davis turned in a 4-for-4 performance with wins in the 200 individual medley, 100 yard butterfly, 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay.
Broken Arrow sophomore Breonna Barker turned in an impressive meet, winning the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly by more than three seconds.
Other individual conference champions included Jenks' Scribner, Union's Josh Hills and Colton Posey, Bixby's Bryan Lee and Broken Arrow's Nathan Tyler.
HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING
Frontier Conference swimming championship
Team Scores: 1. Jenks 619; 2. Broken Arrow 272; 3. Bixby 263; 4. Union 230; 5. Owasso 184; 6. Sapulpa 81; 7. Riverfield 2.
Event winners: 200 Medley Relay: 1, Jenks (Hailey Jensen, Kathy Bliss, Veronica Threadgill, Tatum Vann), 2:01.53; 200 Free: 1, Breonna Barker, Broken Arrow, 2:00.29; 200 IM: 1, Kathy Bliss, Jenks, 2:18.72; 50 Free: 1, Megan Inbody, Jenks, 26.71; 100 fly: 1, Breonna Barker, Broken Arrow, 1:00.98; 100 Free: 1, Megan Inbody, Jenks, 59.10; 500 Free: 1, Hudgins, Camryn, Jenks, 5:26.58; 200 Free Relay: 1, Jenks (Kathy Bliss, Megan Inbody, Kelsey Landreth, Camryn Hudgins), 1:48.26; 100 Back: 1, Tatum Vann, Jenks, 1:04.47; 100 Breast: 1, Kathy Bliss, Jenks, 1:11.85; 400 Free Relay: 1, Jenks (Kelsey Landreth, Hailey Jensen, Megan Inbody, Camryn Hudgins), 3:58.46.
Team Scores: 1. Jenks 451; 2. Union 417; 3. Bixby 332; 4. Broken 284; 5. Owasso 204; 6. Sapulpa 62.
Event winners: 200 Medley Relay: 1, Union (Josh Hills, Colton Posey, Chase Davis, Will McDowell), 1:44.96; 200 Freestyle: 1, Josh Hills, Union, 1:55.15; 200 IM: 1, Chase Davis, Union, 2:01.16; 50 Free: 1, Hunter Cordell, Jenks, 22.76; 100 fly: 1, Chase Davis, Union, 53.84; 100 Free: 1, Paden Scribner, Jenks, 51.48; 500 Free: 1, Colton Posey, Union, 5:05.58; 200 Free Relay: 1, Jenks (Hunter Cordell, Reed Scroggs, Morgan Medders, Paden Scribner), 1:32.47; 100 Back: 1, Bryan Lee, OKC Spartan, 56.06; 100 Breast: 1, Nathan Tyler, Broken Arrow, 1:04.32; 400 Free Relay: 1, Union (Joey Roberts, Steve Benzel, Josh Hills, Chase Davis), 3:28.35.