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Altus boys, girls swimming makes statement in Yukon

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Just before Christmas, the Altus High School boys and girls swimming teams had an opportunity to compete against nearly 20 other schools at the Yukon Invitational, and when it was all said and done, the Bulldogs stood superior in the boy’s bracket while the Lady Bulldogs finished second to first-place Carl Albert.

The meet was held on Dec. 22, roughly three weeks after it was originally scheduled to be held before inclement weather forced the meet to be postponed. With a combined team score of 565, the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs were far ahead of second-place Shawnee at 468 points.

The Bulldogs had little trouble soaring to victory in the boys’ division with Altus finishing with 311 points to second-place Shawnee’s 226 points. Putnam City North was third with 191 points and Duncan was fourth with 181 points.

In the girls’ division, the Lady Bulldogs finished with 254 points, just two points behind first-place Carl Albert. Shawnee was third with 242 points and Duncan was fourth with 216 points.

The Lady Bulldogs faced tough competition in the pool all day long, especially in the relays, but were still able to pick up a first-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay when the team of Kylie Allemeier, Alyssa Hargis, Lynzie Herron and Sarah Scott outswam Shawnee by one second to touch the wall first and come away with the win.

The Bulldogs, however, won two of the three relays they swam in with Kaleb Shive, Canyon Bain, Chase Hubbard and D’Marco De La Paz easily winning the 200-yard medley relay.

The teams will return to action on Friday, Jan. 11, when they travel to Edmond for the Casady Invitational.

The rest of Altus’ results were as follows:

Girls 50-yard freestyle — 5. Scott, 27.29.

Boys 50-yard freestyle — 3. De La Paz, 24.35. 14. Daniel Riley, 26.16.

Girls 100-yard freestyle — 3. Scott, 1:00.25.

Boys 100-yard freestyle — 2. Shive, 50.57. 4. De La Paz, 54.31.

Girls 200-yard freestyle — 20. Katie Sanchez, 2:45.15.

Boys 200-yard freestyle — 5. Canyon Hart, 2:06.41.

Girls 500-yard freestyle — 3. Allemeier, 5:50.28.

Boys 500-yard freestyle — 4. Hart, 5:42.32. 13. Anthony Basaldua, 6:36.84. 15. Luke Finch, 6:44.56.

Girls 100-yard backstroke — 2. Allemeier, 1:08.00. Herron, 1:11.08. 7. Hargis, 1:12.75.

Boys 100-yard backstroke — 3. Hubbard, 59.22. 6. Sam Annis, 1:04.68. 15. Justin Wheeler, 1:14.33.

Girls 100-yard breaststroke — 8. Browne, 1:28.26.

Boys 100-yard breaststroke — 3. Bain, 1:13.33. 11. Kyser Keegan, 1:20.75. 15. Trey Clendennan, 1:23.38.

Girls 100-yard butterfly — 3. Hargis, 1:12.40. 5. Carly Stork, 1:14.68. 8. Haleigh Frith, 1:21.73.

Boys 100-yard butterfly — 1. Hubbard, 55.93. 7. Annis, 1:04.65. 10 Basaldua, 1:07.72.

Girls 200-yard individual medley — 4. Herron, 2:38.70. 13. Gracie Furfey, 3:09.36.

Boys 200-yard individual medley — 2. Shive, 2:15.26. 16. Jason Ross, 3:06.43.

Girls 200-yard freestyle relay — 4. Altus (Browne, Frith, Hargis, Stork), 1:59.02.

Boys 200-yard freestyle relay — 1. Altus (Riley, De La Paz, Bain, Shive), 1:38.12.

Girls 400-yard freestyle relay — 9. Altus (Scott, Stork, Herron, Allemeier), 5:12.27.

Boys 400-yard freestyle relay — 3. Altus (Annis, Basaldua, Hart, Hubbard), 3:48.11.

Girls 200-yard medley relay — 1. Altus (Allemeier, Hargis, Herron, Scott), 2:07.00.

Boys 200-yard medley relay — 1. Altus (Shive, Bain, Hubbard, De La Paz), 1:46.04.

Reach Ryan Lewis at 580-482-1221, ext. 2076.

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