Oklahoma preps swimming: Girls all-city team

Oklahoman Published: April 15, 2009
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Crista Riggs, Edmond Santa Fe
→Event: 200 Freestyle

→Class: Junior

→State finish: Placed eighth in Class 6A in this event. Placed second in 100 butterfly.

→The story: Riggs came up huge at state, setting a school record on back-to-back days in the 100 butterfly to help Edmond Santa Fe place 11th.

Lizzy Whitbeck, McGuinness
→Event: 200 Individual Medley

→Class: Junior

→State finish: Won this event in 5A, time would have placed first in 6A. Won 100 breaststroke, time would have placed second in 6A. Part of first-place 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams. Led team to first 5A championship.

→The story: Was supposed to one of the more dominant swimmers in the state and didn’t disappoint. Became the team leader this season.

Swimmer of the Year

Parris Schoppa, Putnam city North
→Event: 50 Freestyle

→Class: Senior

→State finish: Won this event in 6A. Won 100 freestyle. Part of fourth-place 200 medley and fifth-place 200 freestyle relay teams.

→The story: Her goal during her high school career was to win the 50 freestyle, and she came through in her final opportunity.

Chelsea Ye, Classen
→Event: 100 Butterfly

→Class: Freshman

→State finish: Won this event in 5A, time would have placed first in 6A.


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All-City Girls Rosters
First team

200 Freestyle: Crista Riggs, Jr., Edmond Santa Fe

200 Individual Medley: Lizzy Whitbeck, Jr., McGuinness

50 Freestyle: Parris Schoppa, Sr., Putnam North

100 Butterfly: Chelsea Ye, Fr., Classen

100 Freestyle: Grace Peters, Sr., Harrah

500 Freestyle: Jacque Medina, So., Norman

100 Backstroke: Kaylee Steffen, Sr., Putnam West

100 Breaststroke: Jill Enge, Sr., Edmond Memorial

Swimmer of the Year: Parris Schoppa, Putnam North

Coach of the Year: Ann Whitbeck, McGuinness

Second team

200 Freestyle: Grace Krepel, Fr., Kingfisher

200 Individual Medley: Nikki Colton, Sr., Edmond North

50 Freestyle: Katie Sabatino, Jr., Edmond North

100 Butterfly: Lari Jo Marshall, Sr., Westmoore

100 Freestyle: Erin Gaffney, Jr., McGuinness

500 Freestyle: Kaitlin Kliewer, So., Edmond Memorial

100 Backstroke: Amee Pena, Jr., McGuinness

100 Breaststroke: Autumn Thomas, Jr., Putnam North

Honorable mention

Edmond Memorial: Carlie Pearson, Fr.; Edmond North: Kathryn Rykard, So.; Shelbi McVay, Fr., Megan Barstead, Sr.; Harding Charter Prep: Elizabeth Hurd, Fr.; Harrah: Marta Valero, So.; McGuinness: Elle Fitzpatrick, Sr., Danielle Pena, Jr.; Norman: Caitlin Baker, Fr., Renee Jonason, So.; Norman North: Rebekah Martin, Sr.; Shawnee: Tatum Colburn, Sr.; Westmoore: Aubrey Myers, Sr.

Selections by Robert Przybylo

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