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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

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.”

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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