The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 3, 2013

Enid’s Nazari, McEachern winners in Harrah

Enid News & Eagle

HARRAH, Okla. — Sara Nazari and Hunter McEachern both had two victories as the Enid girls finished sixth at the season-opening Harrah Invitational swim meet Saturday.

The Enid boys, led by two third-place finishes from Gabe Sanchez, were seventh.

Nazari won the girls 200-yard individual medley in 2:22.34 and the 100 back in 1:05.39. McEachern took the 50 free in 25.97 and the 100 free in 56.68.

Nazari and McEachern teamed with Destiny Turner and Hannah Esquibel to claim the 200 medley relay in 2:08.76 and finish second in the 200 free relay in 1:54.71.

Esquibel finished seventh in the 50 free in 25.5

Sanchez was third in both the 50 free (23.89) and 100 free (52.85).

He teamed with Tanner Owings, Charley Laws and Michael Johnson to finish seventh in the 200 medley relay (2:01.76) and with Laws, Johnson and Jeremy Swan to take third in the 200 free relay in 1:43.77.

“I was really pleased with how we swam,’’ said Enid coach Ginny Shipley.”We had a couple of kids swim better than they ever had before. Hannah swam well in the relays and Charley Laws’ butterfly stroke looked pretty smooth.

“We just have to make sure we get people in the right spots for the next meet (Friday against Putnam City North at the Denny Price Family YMCA Aquatic Center).’’

EHS will get Christie McMeans and Anthony Estrada back for the Putnam North meet. The two missed the Harrah meet because of other school conflicts.

“That should help our relays,’’ Shipley said. “We had some stiff competition today, but I felt we held our own with them.’’�