All-City girls swimming first team

A closer look at the athletes on The Oklahoman All-City girls swimming team.
by Ed Godfrey Published: April 10, 2013
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photo - Norman North swimmer Madison Sarantakos. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman <strong>STEVE SISNEY - THE OKLAHOMAN</strong>
Norman North swimmer Madison Sarantakos. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman STEVE SISNEY - THE OKLAHOMAN

Avery Niemann

Heritage Hall

Class: Sophomore

Event: 200 Freestyle

The Story: Niemann won the Class 6A state championship in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:52.99, defending the state title she won as a freshman in the event. She placed second in the 500 freestyle.

Swimmer of the Year

Ally Robertson

Edmond North

Class: Sophomore

Event: 200 Individual Medley

The Story: Robertson captured four gold medals in the Class 6A state championships in Jenks. She defended her title in the 200 Individual Medley and set a state record in the event.

Robertson also won the 100 breast stroke and was a member of two championship relay teams, anchoring the 200 freestyle relay which set a state record.

Dovie Rayburn

Norman North

Class: Senior

Event: 50 Freestyle

The story: Rayburn finished third in the event with a time of 24.81 after a fifth-place finish last season. She also placed second in the 100 freestyle in the 6A championships.

Madie Sarantakos

Norman North

Class: Freshman

Event: 100 Butterfly

The story: In her first appearance in the state swimming championships, Sarantakos captured the title in the 100 butterfly, edging Annah Baykal of Edmond Memorial. Sarantakos also finished second in the 200 freestyle.

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by Ed Godfrey
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Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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