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Six swimmers to watch at the Class 6A & 5A high school state meets


Swimmers to watch at the state meets

The Class 6A and Class 5A state swim meets begin Friday in Jenks.

The Class 5A preliminaries start at 10 a.m., and Class 6A begins at 5 p.m. Finals begin at the same time Saturday.

Here are some local swimmers to watch.


Owen Flynn, So., Heritage Hall: Flynn won a pair of events (100-yard breaststroke and 200 individual medley) at the Class 5A Edmond regional on Feb. 8.

Kaleb Putman, Jr., Carl Albert: Putman had an impressive showing at the Class 5A regional in Edmond, winning the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke. His performance helped Carl Albert beat Altus 420-405 for the regional title.

Daniel Wilson, Sr., Norman North: The Missouri signee won the 100 and 200 freestyle at the Class 6A regional in Edmond. Wilson and his teammates will try to give Norman North its first boys swimming title since 2015.


Kylie Catton, Sr., Harrah: Catton, who began high school at Shawnee, will try to end her career at Harrah on a high note. She led the Panthers to the Class 5A regional title at Jenks, winning the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley. She plans to swim at Oklahoma Baptist University.

Piper McNeil, Fr., Shawnee: McNeil flourished at the Class 6A regional at Jenks, winning two events (200 individual medley and 100 backstroke).

Lily Rector, Jr., Edmond North: Rector has consistently been one of the best swimmers in the metro this season. She led Edmond North to a victory at regionals, winning the 100 freestyle and placing second in the 100 backstroke.

Nick Sardis, Staff writer

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Nick Sardis

Nick Sardis joined The Oklahoman in 2017, and he covers high school sports. Born and raised in Norman, he played baseball at Norman North High School and is a student at the University of Oklahoma. Read more ›