CNHI News Service
The Pryor High School and Adair High School swim teams swam at the Booker T. Washington Hornet Invitational Jan. 10.
Abby Peters took seventh place in the 50 free with a time of 32.50, and Lauren Newby took 16th witha time of 39.63 in the 50.
Ethan Markle came close to qualifying for State in the 50 with a time of 28.26 (he needed a 28.25 to qualify). Markle placed eighth overall and sixth in the 100 Free.
Peters placed ninth swimming the race in 1:13.59
Richard White swam the 50 Free in a time of 35.95 and swam the 100 Backstroke.
For the Pryor Tigers, Alex Smith won both the 50 Free with a time of 25.71, a new school record, and the 100 Fly in 1:05.96
Ethan Gordon swam a time of 1:16.91 to take 9th, and state qualifier Wesley Sutton swam a 1:12.49 to finish fifth in the Butterfly.
Tyler Newby became a State Qualifier in the 100 Free with a time of 1:00.52 to finish third overall
Others swimming were Jordan Moore 100 Free, Evan Gietzen 200 Free, Bryce Hauenstein 200 Free, Joshua Ross 50 Free, Colby Pettus 50 and 100 Freestyles, Josh Ogg 200 IM and 100 Breaststroke, Ryan Pettus 100 Breaststroke and Trevor McDaniel 50 Free and 100 Back.
For the Lady Tigers, Dori Ware took fifth place in the 50 Free with a time of 32.21(less than a second from state qualifying), Rachel Ross and Emily Geitzen. Emily Pippin swam the 50 Free. The girls 400 Free Relay included Dori Ware, Emily Geitzen, Rachel Ross and Emily Pippin. Pippin took third place in the event. The same girls broke the school record in the 400 Free Relay Tuesday Night at a meet in Bartlesville for the second time this year.
“All in all we have done OK in these last two meets,” said Coach Brian Smith. “We have not had any pool time since the Rec Center pool has been closed. It has really hurt us not being in the water during the Holiday break but we must push on.”
The next meet is Jan. 17 in Pryor at the Rec Center starting at 6 p.m.
“We would love to have as many people as possible to come watch these kids,” Smith said. “Pryor has some of the best swimmers in the state in Class 5A and these kids really have worked hard to achieve these state qualifying times. We have more work to do though.”