By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
Carl Albert is again the team to beat in the Suburban Conference.
The Titans won the boys conference championship and broke three records, while the girls finished second at the Jan. 26 swim meet at Harrah High School.
Carl Albert took first place in seven events and needed all of those points to hold off Shawnee for the boys title. The Titans edged the Wolves 384-377.
Kaleb Putman was the common denominator in the three record-breaking performances. The senior won two individual events and swam leadoff on two winning relays.
Putman won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 54.87 seconds, breaking an 11-year-old record. His other individual victory came in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:53.05.
Putman, Brian Lam, Jack Flosi and Max Wolfley set records in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays. They won the 200 medley relay in 1:43.37, beating Shawnee’s record from a year ago. They also won gold in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:34.23, topping Harrah’s mark in 2012.
Wolfley also came home with four conference wins. The senior won the 50 freestyle (22.96) and 100 freestyle (50.1).
Lam added the team’s other win in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.47).
In the girls competition, the Titans were led by Abbey Snooks, who claimed a pair of top two finishes. She won the 500 freestyle (6:23.66) and swam second in the 200 freestyle (2:19.43).
Molly Woodruff took second in the 100 breaststroke and third in the 200 individual medley. Shelbie Price was second in the 50 freestyle and third in the 100 freestyle.
Shawnee won the girls meet with 405 points, followed by Carl Albert (359) and Piedmont (248).