Class 5A-6A state swim meets: A look at the athletes to watch

The Class 5A and 6A state swim meets will be held Friday and Saturday at the Edmond Aquatic Center at Mitch Park.
by Scott Wright Published: February 20, 2014
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The Class 5A and 6A state swim meets will be held Friday and Saturday at the Edmond Aquatic Center at Mitch Park. The Class 5A preliminaries will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, followed by the 6A preliminaries at 5 p.m.

Saturday's finals will begin with Class 5A and 10 a.m. and Class 6A at 5 p.m.

Here are a few metro-area swimmers to watch this weekend:

Girls

Jesse Hildebrand, Newcastle: A senior, Hildebrand was the only girl to break the one-minute mark in the 100 butterfly at 5A regionals, and is the favorite in the 500 freestyle as well.

Avery Niemann, Heritage Hall: The junior had the best 5A regional times in both the 100 and 200 freestyle.

Ally Robertson, Edmond North: The defending All-City Swimmer of the Year, Robertson is back at it again as a junior in the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley.

Madie Sarantakos, Norman North: On a team loaded with talent, Sarantakos is one of the best, favored to win the 100 butterfly and the 200 freestyle.

Boys

Riley Bunyard, Harrah: Watch out for him in the 200 and 500 freestyle, where he's favored to win.

Conner St. John, Piedmont: Posted blistering times to win the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley at 5A regionals.

Justin Wu, Norman North: Like the girls team, it's tough to pick just one swimmer to watch from Norman North, but Wu has already reached All-America status in his junior season.

Jonathan Ye, Edmond Memorial: The sophomore should be in the hunt in both the 100 and 200 freestyle, which should be thrilling races to watch.

by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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