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Shawnee swim teams in 6A state championships this weekend

Brian Johnson

The Shawnee High School girls' and boys' swim teams are set to compete in the Class 6A State Championships on Friday and Saturday at the Jenks Aquatic Center.

The two SHS teams are each coming off fourth-place finishes at regionals which were also held at the Jenks Aquatic Center on Feb. 7-8.

Warmups will begin at 4 p.m. with the preliminaries to start at 5 p.m. on Friday.

Shawnee freshman Piper McNeil heads to state after setting a 6A state record in preliminaries in the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.50. She later posted a time of 56.53 in the 100 backstroke finals. McNeil also won the 200 individual medley at regionals after clocking in at 2:07.17 and brings the best time into state in that event as well.

The Lady Wolves' 200 freestyle relay team of McNeil, Aspen Chapline, Eva Webb and Isabel Webb also claimed first at regionals with a time of 1:42.63 and will be taking aim at a state crown.

Additionally, Shawnee's 200 medley team of McNeil, Natalie Selman, Isabel Webb and Eva Webb claimed third at regionals and enter state with the fourth-best time of 1:54.27.

Isabel Webb had a fourth-place effort in regionals in the 50 freestyle while Isabel Webb posted a fifth-place finish in the 100 freestyle and 200 individual medley at regionals.

On the boys' side, Shawnee's 200 medley relay team of Trent Ogden, Kiergan Gibson, Josh Coons and Brodie Morris were fourth at regionals and are looking for a higher finish this time.

The Wolves' 200 freestyle relay combination of Ogden, Troy Rakestraw, Gibson and Morris was fifth at regionals.

Gibson had a sixth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke at regionals. Morris registered a seventh in the 200 individual medley and a ninth in the 100 freestyle. Ogden had an eighth-place effort in the 100 backstroke and a 10th placing in the 50 freestyle as this trio will be vying for state crowns as well.

Note: Report compiled by Sports Editor Brian Johnson.