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Shawnee swim teams capture fourth place in 6A regional

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

JENKS – Shawnee High School freshman Piper McNeil set a Class 6A state record in the 100-yard backstroke and also came out on top in the 200 individual medley this past weekend as the Lady Wolves finished fourth in the team standings at the Jenks Aquatic Center.

The Shawnee boys also claimed fourth place.

GIRLS

McNeil’s state record came in preliminaries as she clocked in at 56.50. She later posted a time of 56.53 in the finals, which was well over three seconds better than Bixby senior Kayley Henderson, the second-place finisher.

McNeil also won the 200 individual medley in 2:07.17.

The Lady Wolves’ 200 freestyle relay team of McNeil, Aspen Chapline, Eva Webb and Isabel Webb took first place with a time of 1:42.63.

Shawnee had three third-place efforts as Eva Webb clocked in at 2:17.24 in the 200 individual medley and tied for third in the 100 freestyle in 56.09 seconds.

The Lady Wolves’ 200 medley relay team of McNeil, Natalie Selman, Isabel Webb and Eva Webb ended up third in 1:54.27.

Isabel Webb also took fourth place in the 50 freestyle with a finals time of 25.29 after a preliminary time of 25.28. She also finished eighth in the 100 backstroke with a finals time of 1:04.57. She had a prelim time of 1:03.37.

Host Jenks won the girls title with a team score of 406, followed by Bixby (277.5), Tulsa Union (246) and Shawnee (214.5). There were 15 schools in the regional.

BOYS

Three fourth-place finishes, two fifth places and one sixth highlighted the Wolves’ effort.

Jenks won the team title with a 476, followed by Bartlesville (319), Tulsa Union (294) and Shawnee (171). There were 13 schools competing in the boys’ division.

Two of the Wolves’ relay teams ended up fourth. The combination of Trent Ogden, Kiergan Gibson, Josh Coons and Brodie Morris posted a time of 1:44.55 in the 200 medley relay and the team of Ogden, Troy Rakestraw, Gibson and Morris clocked in at 1:35.31 in the 200 freestyle relay.

Individually, Morris finished fourth in the 100 freestyle (50.01) and fifth in the 200 individual medley (2:05.63).

Ogden also registered a fifth-place finish in the 50 freestyle (22.75 in the finals and 22.60 in prelims) and Gibson took sixth in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.96 in the finals and 1:04.94 in prelims).

The state meet is set for Feb. 21-22 at Jenks

Note: Report compiled by Sports Editor Brian Johnson.