By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
Carl Albert’s swimmers rose to the top last Thursday in a meet at Fort Gibson.
The girls won a four-team meet with host Fort Gibson, Cascia Hall and Checotah, while the boys beat Fort Gibson in a head-to-head contest.
The Titans won the girls meet with 541.5 points, finishing well ahead of Fort Gibson with 308.5. The Carl Albert boys topped Fort Gibson 596-400.
Carl Albert’s girls took first place in 8 of the 11 events, including a pair of relays. They won the 200-meter medley and 200 freestyle relays. Abbey Snooks, Rhiannon Lenz, Ashli Stiers and Shelbie Price won the 200 medley relay in 2:24.88. Stiers, Brylee Toney, Snooks and Price were winners in the 200 freestyle relay, finishing in 2:07.33
Carl Albert was second in the girls 400 freestyle relay.
Snooks put the Titans over the top in a pair of individual events, as she won the 100 freestyle (1:07.18) and the 100 backstroke (1:16.80).
Shelbie Price took first in the 50 freestyle (30.00) and was second to Snooks in the 100 freestyle.
Ava Fritze (200 IM), Stiers (100 butterfly) and Lenz (100 breaststroke) also each won an individual event. Helen Hammond (100 backstroke), Taylor Charron (400 freestyle) and Kyle Summers (200 IM) both claimed second place finishes.
Finishing third for Carl Albert were: Charron (200 freestyle), Brylee Toney (50 freestyle), Tatum Johnson (400 freestyle), and Dulce Gallardo Owens (100 breaststroke).
The Titans won five events including three with Vance Comfort in the pool.
Comfort took first place in the 200 individual medley (2:37.08) and 400 freestyle (5:12.42), and swam leadoff in the winning 200 freestyle relay team.
Jackson Bales, Vance Raymer IV and Michael Gilliam joined Comfort in the 200 freestyle relay. Carl Albert swam second in the two other relays.
Brian Lam and Eli Steele contributed the two other wins for Carl Albert. Lam was the champion in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.69) and took second in the 200 IM (2:39.25). Steele won the 100 butterfly (1:16. 28).
Raymer (200 freestyle), Gilliam (100 butterfly), Dylan Garcia (100 backstroke) each placed second.
Bales was third in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly, as was Andrew Campbell in the 400 freestyle.
The Carl Albert swimmers are off for Thanksgiving and will compete Dec. 4 at the Edmond Invite.