January 29, 2014

Chickasha places fourth at conference swim meet

Adam Troxtell
The Express-Star


Chickasha girls and boys placed fourth overall in their conference meet at Harrah on Monday.

The highlight of the afternoon went to the boys 200 yard freestyle team. Jared Thomson, Andrew Ross, Kale Nye and Dale Courtney placed second in the event with a new best time. Thomson and Nye were also part of the 400 yard freestyle team, along with Dilan Jinks and Gabriel Oliver, that placed fourth.

The girls' 200 yard medley relay team placed third, with Erin Chambers, Bailey Bryan, Caitlin Critchfield and Madison Rivas competing. Chambers, Critchfield, Rivas and Marlie McKnight made up the 200 yard freestyle relay team that placed fourth, while Bryan and McKnight teamed up with Greta Crowd and Irma Alvarado to place fourth in the 400 yard freestyle relay.

Courtney was the only Chickasha boys' competitor to medal individually, placing third in the 200 yard individual medley and second in the 500 yard individual medley. The girls had two swimmers reach a medal. Rivas took second in the 500-yard freestyle, and Critchfield won third in the 100 yard butterfly.

Chickasha swim heads to Rose State for a meet on Friday ahead of the regional meet on Feb. 7-8.