All-World Award finalists

Listed alphabetically, here are the three finalists for the 2019 All-World Girls Swimmer of the Year. All three are invited to the third All-World Awards on June 22, where the winner will be announced.

Erin Downey

Bartlesville, senior

Following an excellent junior year in 2017-18 in which she placed second at state in both of her events (to teammates who graduated), Downey came back as a senior and struggled with injuries most of the season. But she delivered when it counted, winning Class 6A state championships in the 200-yard individual medley and 100 breaststroke. She also helped the Bruins win the 200 medley and the 400 freestyle relays, as Bartlesville took its fifth straight team state title. “Personally, it wasn’t really the season I expected to have,” Downey said. “I was going through a tough time with injuries and stuff, but my team kind of helped me push through that, so it was very rewarding and a lot of fun.”

College: Kansas

June Harris

Bartlesville, senior

With several key Bruins graduating from last year’s team, Harris assumed a team leadership role and thrived. She won the 100- and 200-yard freestyle titles at the Class 6A regional and state meets. She also helped Bartlesville take both the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays en route to a fifth straight team state championship. “I definitely enjoyed this season a lot more because it’s my senior year and I kind of just wanted to have fun,” Harris said. “People were definitely doubting us all season, so it was really nice to win, for ourselves and to show that we could still pull it off.”

College: North Texas

Isabelle Packard

Metro Christian, senior

An All-World Swimmer of the Year finalist for the third straight year, Packard enjoyed another outstanding season, winning the 200 and 500 freestyle titles at the Class 5A regional and state meets. She won by ridiculously wide margins in the 500 free — by 56 seconds at the regional and 27 seconds at state. She completed her high school career with seven individual state championships. “I’m pretty happy with how I placed and everything,” she said. “I think I work really hard at practice and I really just get in the zone whenever I’m ready to race. I think that helps a lot.”

College: Illinois

First team

200 Freestyle: Isabelle Packard, Metro Christian, senior. Swimmer of the Year finalist

200 IM: Kayley Henderson, Bixby, junior

50 Freestyle: Marcia Shaw, Stillwater, sophomore

100 Butterfly: Sydney Perry, Bartlesville, junior

100 Freestyle: June Harris, Bartlesville, senior. Swimmer of the Year finalist

500 Freestyle: Hollis Gilbert, Bartlesville, senior

100 Backstroke: Annie Kramer, Broken Arrow, senior

100 Breaststroke: Erin Downey, Bartlesville, senior. Swimmer of the Year finalist

Coach of the year: Chad Englehart, Bartlesville

After their 200-yard freestyle relay was disqualified at the Class 6A East Regional, dropping them to second place behind Jenks, it looked like the Bruins’ dynasty was going to end this year. But Englehart guided his team to an outstanding performance at the state meet, and Bartlesville claimed its fifth consecutive championship by a 22-point margin.

Second team

200 Freestyle: Gabby Vargus, Jenks, sophomore

200 IM: Haylee Schapp, Fort Gibson, sophomore

50 Freestyle: Kendall Stieben, Bixby, junior

100 Butterfly: Jasmine Rau, Jenks, sophomore

100 Freestyle: Abbey Mink, Bishop Kelley, sophomore

500 Freestyle: Courtney Posey, Union, sophomore

100 Backstroke: Lauren Steudtner, Metro Christian, senior

100 Breaststroke: Laney Fenton, Jenks, sophomore

Honorable mention

Bartlesville: Aidan Howze, Morgan Moore

Bishop Kelley: Laney Sims

Bixby: Savannah Jacoway

Booker T. Washington: Annabelle Remy

Broken Arrow: Rachel Kramer

Fort Gibson: Rosie Glover, Gentri Novotny

Jenks: Josie Jones, Ali Richardson, Kaya Smith, Jenna Vann

Metro Christian: Phoebe Robinson

Muskogee: Klair Bradley, Meredith Stevenson

Oologah: Mia Pendleton, Alessia Russo

Owasso: Elizabeth Patterson

Stillwater: Katie Hill, Jaidyn Hooper

Union: Kendra von Hartitzsch, Abby McMahon, Kelly Vu

Previous winners

Girls Swimmer of the Year

2018: Kate Steward, Bartlesville

2017: Kate Steward, Bartlesville

2016: Kate Steward, Bartlesville

2015: Haley Downey, Bartlesville

2014: Leslie White, Fort Gibson

2013: Breonna Barker, BA

2012: Erin Beu, Owasso

2011: Megan Myers, Union

2010: Megan Myers, Union

2009: Michelle Glass, Jenks

2008: Whitley Taylor, Jenks

2007: Whitley Taylor, Jenks

2006: Whitley Taylor, Jenks

Coach of the Year

(Boys and girls)

2018: Adina Meilner, Booker T. Washington (boys); Chad Englehart, Bartlesville (girls)

2017: John Turner, Jenks

2016: Chad Englehart, B’ville

2015: Chad Englehart, B’ville

2014: Jeff Allen, Bartlesville (boys); Connie Dean, Fort Gibson (girls)

2013: Connie Dean, Fort Gibson

2012: David Lynn, Union

2011: David Lynn, Union

2010: John Turner, Jenks

2009: Monika Meadows, Bixby

2008: John Turner, Jenks

2007: John Turner, Jenks

2006: John Turner, Jenks; and David Lynn, Union