John Allen

John Allen, Chickasha senior, poses with his sixth-place medal in the 50-meter freestyle at the 5A State Meet at Jenks on Saturday.

Chickasha senior swimmer John Allen secured a sixth-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle at 5A State on Saturday.

Allen qualified for the event finals by placing in the top eight in Friday's prelims at Jenks. He made the podium by finishing in a time of 23.21 seconds.

Altus' Daniel Brown and Walker Sacco placed first and second, respectively. Brown took gold with a time of 21.22 seconds.

Connor Schapp, from Ft. Gibson, placed third.

Allen was just narrowly beaten by Booker T. Washington swimmer Pierce Pettit in the preliminary round. When it came to the finals, Allen swapped positions with him by 0.36 seconds.

Allen was also part of Chickasha's 400 yard freestyle relay team that competed at state. He along with junior Dawson McClary, sophomore Dawson Mosley, and junior Michael Mattis placed 14th overall with a time of 3.55.26.

Carl Albert won the 400 meter freestyle relay with a time 3:23.50.

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