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State swimming championships: Three records broken at Class 5A meet

Classen SAS' Chelsea Ye, Miami's Khyle Hill and Newcastle's Jessi Hildebrand broke state records on Saturday.
BY RJ YOUNG, For The Oklahoman Published: February 18, 2012

Tulsa Union senior Eastman Holloway broke his 2011 200 freestyle record of 1:39.99 with a time of 1:39.66. He also broke a 12-year-old record of 4:31.91 in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:30.31.

“I'm very glad to have broken those records,” Holloway said. “We have a great coaching staff at Union, and they do not get enough credit.”

His wins helped secure Tulsa Union the boys' 6A state championship. Edmond North won the girls' 6A state championship with 347 points.


Fort Gibson's girls team won its second state championship in as many years. Coach Connie Dean gushed about her girls' performance.

“Last year we just kind of cruised, and we knew coming in, even though we were defending state champions, that we were kind of the underdogs,” she said. “The girls knew they had to go out and have their best swim today, and that's what they did.”

Bixby won the 5A boys' state crown and marked the meet with a state record in the 400 freestyle relay of 3:21.35.