EDMOND, Okla. — Enid swimming took home the men’s and women’s team championships during the Big 8 Championship meet in Edmond on Tuesday.
The Pacers finished with 494 points, nearly 200 more points than the second-place finisher, Putnam City North. The Plainsmen finished with 377 points, 40 points more than second-place finisher Putnam City.
The two championships were due to the performances of Enid’s individual swimmers and relay teams.
The Pacers finished first in four individual events and two relay races. Senior Aly Arambula finished first in the 50-yard freestyle and junior Daniella Sanchez finished first in the 100-yard butterfly. Freshman Elsa Stewart finished first in two events: the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle.
The Pacers also earned 1-2-3 finishes in the 100-yard butterfly (Sanchez, Kelsey Martin, senior Chloe Plummer) and the 100-yard freestyle (Arambula, sophomore Jordan Pierce, junior Victoria Lucas).
Enid also saw a 1-2 finish in the 200-yard freestyle (Stewart, freshman Sara Garcia).
Arambula and Stewart also helped Enid’s 400-yard freestyle relay team finish in the top spot along with junior Victoria Lucas and freshman Elsa Stewart.
Stewart was also a part of the 200-yard medley relay. She, Martin, Sanchez and junior Sydney Rogers finished in first place.
The Plainsmen earned a pair individual first-place finishes
Freshman Cody Higbee earned a first-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (sophomore Jayden Hines finished third) and sophomore Jaziel Estrada earned the top spot in the 100-yard freestyle, while fellow sophomore Luke Denney finished second.
The Plainsmen also saw two relay teams finish in second place in the 400-yard freestyle relay and the 200-yard medley relay. Denney, Estrada, Higbee and sophomore Statton Mantz were a part of the 400-yard freestyle team. Hines, Higbee, junior Brian Higbee and freshman Noah Johnson were a part of the 200-yard medley relay team.
Enid swimming will now prepare for the regional meet in Jenks in hopes of qualifying for the Class 6A state meet. The two-day regional meet will begin on Feb. 7.