High school swimming notebook: Booker T. Washington boys defend home
BY JOSH HALEY World Correspondent
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
1/30/13 at 2:34 AM
The Booker T. Washington boys earned a pair of wins Thursday night as they hosted Mustang and Broken Arrow.
The Hornets won the 200-meter medley relay and the 200 and 400 freestyle relays thanks to Evan Barton, Noah Eagan, Cale Fussell, Trevor Grant, Thomas Heinrich and Joseph Williams. Eagan swam to a win in the 100 breaststroke by more than five seconds to help lead the Hornets' charge.
In perhaps the most exciting event of the night, Grant out-touched Barton by .03 seconds in the 50 freestyle and Heinrich finished third to give the Hornets a sweep.
Fort Gibson girls send Harrah home with loss: If the Fort Gibson girls hope to defend their Class 5A state title this year, one team they will have to defeat is last year's third-place finisher, Harrah.
The Tigers proved they are capable of that on Friday night with a comfortable 47-point win over Harrah.
Hannah Cantrell, Hali Martin, Kyla Martin, Sara Nichols and Leslie White won individual events.
"It was a great competition," said Fort Gibson coach Connie Dean. "We always enjoy swimming against Harrah." The Martin sisters, Cantrell, Nichols, White and Audrey Ross also gave Fort Gibson wins in all three relay events.
Jenks girls down Norman schools: The Trojans had no problem defending their home pool on Thursday night as they downed Norman and Norman North.
Kathy Bliss, Hailey Jensen, Kelsey Landreth and Veronica Threadgill gave Jenks a big lift with a win in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Camryn Hudgins won the 100 breaststroke by three seconds while Tatum Vann swam to victory in the 100 backstroke to help carry the Trojans.