When she touched the electronic pad to end the race, Robertson said she knew it would be close to the record.
“From swimming the event so many times, you know your pace,” Robertson said. “I felt I was around there.”
Robertson waited anxiously for a few seconds in the pool for the time to appear on the electronic scoreboard. When it finally was posted, she said it felt like a huge weight had been lifted from her shoulders.
“I knew (coach Steve Riggs) would be happy because it was one of Samantha Woodward's records, which is crazy” Robertson said. “It's like an honor. She left an incredible name for Oklahoma.”
Only a sophomore, Robertson will have chances to break more state records before her high school career is through.
“There are definitely technical things I need to work on,” she said. “Hopefully, next year I can make it (the record) faster.”