By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
For the first time in a month, the Carl Albert swimmers were back in action.
And for the first time this season, they did so at their home pool.
Carl Albert beat Ft. Gibson Friday in a senior night dual meet at the Rose State Aquatics Center. The boys won 543-355 and the girls were 553-461 winners.
The Carl Albert boys were dominant, wining all but one event. They racked up big points with a sweep of the relays.
Kaleb Putman, Brian Lam, Dylan Garcia and Mason Hamilton started the night off with a first-place swim in the 200 medley relay in 2:07.36. Putman and Lam joined Jack Flosi and Max Wolfley to win the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:47.85. The Titans closed out the night with a win in the 400 freestyle relay. Garcia, Flosi, Wolfley and Hamilton won in 4:22.45.
Putman and Wolfley were the top individual swimmers with two victories each. Putman took first in the 200 freestyle (2:06.72) and 100 backstroke (1:02.92). Wolfley showed his mastery of the freestyle, winning the 50 and 100 varieties.
The Titans received first places from Flosi (200 IM), Vance Raymer (400 freestyle) and Lam (100 breaststroke).
Colin Martin claimed Ft. Gibson’s only win in the 100 butterfly.
The Carl Albert girls took one relay and four individual events.
Senior Molly Woodruff led the way with a pair of victories in the 200-meter individual medley and 100 breaststroke.
Shelbie Price won the 50 freestyle in 31.51 seconds and Abbey Snooks took first in the 100 freestyle, stopping the clock at 1:08.25.
Madi Soucie, Brylee Toney, Price and Makiyah Joseph teamed up to win the 200 freestyle relay, finishing in 2:12.87.
Haylee Schapp led Ft. Gibson with a pair of individual wins in the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly.
Midwest City’s Breeze Johnson and Keirra Cranmer also competed in the meet. Johnson took eighth in the 50 freestyle.
Before the meet, the team honored its seniors. They included: Aubrey Braun, Emily Charron, Zach Eddy, Garret Eubanks, Jack Flosi, Taylor Garcia, Sydnee Hopgood, Makiyah Joseph, Madison Soucie, Kaleb Putman, Max Wolfley and Molly Woodruff.
Carl Albert will travel to Duncan on Friday.