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Edmond North's Ally Robertson makes a splash by breaking Samantha Woodward's record

ALL-CITY GIRLS SWIMMER OF THE YEAR — Ally Robertson broke Woodward's record in the 200 individual medley by .28 of a second with a time of 2:03.65, winning the state championship in the race for the second consecutive year.
by Ed Godfrey Published: April 10, 2013
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photo - Edmond North swimmer Ally Robertson.  Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Edmond North swimmer Ally Robertson. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Breaking a swimming record that belonged to Samantha Woodward is a lofty achievement.

Woodward, the most decorated swimmer in Oklahoma history, held five state records before last February's state high school swimming championships in Jenks.

The former Edmond Memorial and Stanford standout now has four as Ally Robertson of Edmond North snatched one of them away.

Robertson, The Oklahoman's All City Swimmer of the Year, broke Woodward's record in the 200 individual medley by .28 of a second with a time of 2:03.65, winning the state championship in the race for the second consecutive year.

Robertson won four state titles in Jenks and just missed also breaking the state record in the 100 back stroke.

She also was a member on two of Edmond North's three state championship relay teams as the Lady Huskies won the team title for the third straight year.

However, breaking a Samantha Woodward record was the highlight of the state swimming championship.

Like a baseball pitcher throwing a no-hitter, Robertson didn't want to discuss the possibility of breaking the record before the state swim meet. She didn't want to jinx it.

“I didn't want to put it out there to everyone that I am going for the record,” Robertson said. “I didn't want it to be talked about.”

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
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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