Heritage Hall’s Flynn wins two events
Owen Flynn was nervous before the Class 5A state swim meet.
“I threw up at the hotel, and I threw up again before my 200 IM,” the Heritage Hall sophomore said.
Flynn didn’t let the nerves affect him Saturday at Jenks Aquatic Center. He won the 100-yard breaststroke (1 minute, 0.79 seconds) and 200 individual medley (2:00.39).
Flynn said he wasn’t nervous last year before winning the state title in the 200 individual medley. He had higher expectations this season and put more pressure on himself.
The Heritage Hall girls team finished fifth. Gracie Shapard (100 backstroke and 100 freestyle) won two events, and Dylan Beeson won the 200 individual medley. Both are sophomores.
Beeson is focused on continuing to improve and build from her breakout year.
“It makes me feel excited to have time in the future to even get better than where I am now,” she said.
Tulsa Kelley boys win second straight championship
The Tulsa Kelley boys team won its second consecutive Class 5A state title.
The Comets finished with 403 points. Altus placed second with 255 points.
Tulsa Kelley broke the Class 5A state meet record in the 200 freestyle relay, finishing the race in 1:28.23. Tulsa Kelley held the previous record, too.
Norman North’s Wilson, Hayes shine
Norman North’s star duo dominated the Class 6A boys state meet.
Senior Daniel Wilson ended his high school career in dominant fashion, breaking Class 6A state meet records in the 100 and 200 freestyle. Wilson, a Missouri signee, finished the 100 freestyle in 43.85 and the 200 freestyle in 1:37.24.
Aiden Hayes, a junior who is committed to North Carolina State, won the 50 freestyle in 20.16 and set the Class 6A state meet record in the 100 butterfly (46.79).
“They did awesome,” Norman Public Schools coach Kent Nicholson said. “They always do awesome.”
Norman North placed third as a team with 221 points. Jenks finished with 394 points for its second straight title, and Bartlesville placed second (249).
Norman North’s relay team of Wilson, Hayes, Jonathan Tang and Caleb Bowden also set a Class 6A state meet record after completing the 200 freestyle in 1:24.52.
Jenks girls finish ahead of Edmond North for title
Jenks won its 12th girls state championship in school history and first since 2010.
The Trojans topped second-place Edmond North 382-224.
Lily Rector led Edmond North, placing third in the 100 freestyle (55.19) and seventh in the 100 backstroke (1:03.52).
Class 6A boys: Edmond Memorial junior Max Myers, a Notre Dame commit, placed second in two events (100 freestyle and 50 freestyle).
Class 6A girls: Shawnee freshman Piper McNeil won the 100 backstroke (55.49) and 200 individual medley (2:04.... Click here to read full article
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