EDMOND – The state swimming preliminaries kicked off Friday with several swimmers from Shawnee vying for a spot in Saturday's finals at Edmond.
The 200 medley relay team of Isabel Webb, Leticia Cervantes, Lauren Grein and Jordyn Sateren finished fifth place with a time of 2:02.15 to start things out for the Wolves and move on to the finals.
Cervantes later competed in the 200 yard individual medley where she took fifth with a time of 2:25.50 and seventh in the 500 free race (5:43.15) to qualify in each of her individual events. Grein also advanced in the 200 IM with a time of 2:39.27 for 13th and finished sixth in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:09.12 to move on.
Webb qualified with a sixth place finish in the 50 free with a time of 26.80 and posted a 1:10.88 in the 100 back for 15th and a spot in the championship event. Sateren (1:01.52) narrowly made the cut in the 100 free and Breeanna Lee (1:12.61) passed on the bubble in the 100 fly. Savannah Smith took 15th in the 100 breast with a time of 1:12.17.
The girls 200 free relay team of Cervantes, Grein, Sateren and Webb finished third (1:49.45) and Madeline Motley, Jewel Simpson, Smith and Lee finished 11th in the 400 free relay with a time of 4:29.21.
Brodie Morris moved on to Saturday's title event with a 1:59.27 time for 14th in the in the 200 free race and took 12th in the 500 free with a time of 5:31.11. He helped Darren Pennington, Trent Ogden and Cade Mikish to a 1:40.05 12th-place finish in the 200 free relay and Morris, Pennington, Kiergan Gibson and Dustin Ortiz finished 11th in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:53.76.
Ogden took 11th in the 50 free with a time of 23.22 and ninth in the 100 back with a time of 1:01.18. Gibson survived the bubble on the 100 breast with a 16th-place finish of 1:11.39.
The meet finals will commence today at 10 a.m. at the Edmond Aquatic Center.