Carl Albert swimmers take top three at Yukon Invitational
By Jeff Harrison
EDMOND – Carl Albert swimmers cracked the top three last weekend at the Yukon Invitational
The Titans finished second in the boys team standings, and Lady Titans took third in the girls competition on Saturday at the Edmond Schools Aquatic Center.
Shawnee won the girls team title with 345 points, followed by Enid with 290 and Carl Albert at 271. Altus took the boys title with 319 points, while Carl Albert was runner-up with 280.
Carl Albert’s boys won three individual events and finished second in all three relays.
Senior standout Kaleb Putman led the charge with a pair of individual titles while helping the Titans take second in two of the relays. Putman won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:51.76, and the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.55 seconds.
Putman swam leadoff on the 200 freestyle and 200 medley relays.
In the 200 freestyle, Putman, Jack Flosi, Max Wolfley and Eli Steele finished second with a time of 1:36.88. Enid won the race in 1:36.02.
Dylan Garcia, Wolfley, Flosi and Brian Lam finished second in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:41.61. And Putman, Lam, Steele and Garcia finished second in the 200 medley relay (1:50.38).
Wolfley claimed the team’s other gold medal by winning the 100 freestyle in 51.38 seconds. He also took sixth in the 50 freestyle.
Lam took second in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.05) and seventh in the 200 IM. Flosi finished fifth in the 100 breaststroke and sixth in the 200 IM.
Vance Raymer (200 and 500 freestyle) and Garcia (100 backstroke) also placed in the top 10.
In the girls competition, Carl Albert won the 400 freestyle relay. Shelbie Price, Madi Soucie, Molly Woodruff and Makiyah Joseph took first with a time of 4:14.60. The same four swimmers took third in the 200 freestyle relay (1:55.73).
Sydnee Hopgood, Rhiannon Lenz, Ava Fritze and Brylee Toney swam fourth in the 200 medley relay (2:17.40).
Woodruff was the top individual performer for the Lady Titans, placing fourth in the 200 IM (2:40.26) and fifth in the 100 breaststroke (1:26).
Price came in fourth in the 100 freestyle and fifth in the 50 freestyle. Soucie swam fourth in the 50 freestyle and 10th in the 100 variety.
The Lady Titans received top 10 individual performances from Fritze (100 backstroke), Lenz (100 breaststroke), Joseph (100 butterfly, 200 IM) and Emily Charron (200 IM).
Carl Albert sweeps Duncan meet
Carl Albert’s swimmers also dominated a four-school meet last Friday night in Duncan.
The Lady Titans won with 520 points, finished well ahead of host Duncan with 385. The boys also held off the Demons with 491 points.
The Carl Albert girls swept the relays and won six individual events.
Abbey Snooks and Price were both two-time winners. Snooks took first in the individual 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Price won both the 50 and 100 freestyle.
Woodruff won the 200 IM and Lenz took the crown in the 100 breaststroke.
In the boys’ side, Carl Albert also won all three relays and four individual races.
Putman won the 100 backstroke and showed his ability to swim distance events as well with a first-place in the 400 freestyle.
Flosi (200 IM) and Wolfley (100 freestyle) were also individual winners.