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  STEVE SISNEY - THE OKLAHOMAN
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.


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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