Building a wave

Zachary Nichols nears the finish line in Tuesday’s swim meet. The Duncan boys finished first overall with 207 points.

Michael Pineda
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The Duncan boys’ swim team turned in another strong performance, qualifying three more for the state meet in a duel Tuesday afternoon.

The Demons took first overall, picking up 207 points to outdistance Putnam City, which finished with 153. Putnam City North was third, Chickasha fourth and Putnam City West was fifth.

In girls’ competition, Putnam City North took first with 252 points. Putnam City was second with 144 and Duncan was third with 111. Putnam City West and Chickasha finished fourth and fifth respectively.

“We improved, the times were better,” Duncan assistant coach Audra Hale said. “The first meet took the butterflies out of the ones that had not competed before. They looked a lot more comfortable in the pool.”

Qualifying for the state meet for Duncan was Bryce Sepulvado, Austin Bowles and Matt Sellers. Sepulvado took second in the 50-meter free and Bowles took third while Sellers placed first in the 100-meter backstroke.

All three were part of a 200-meter medley relay team that placed second with a time of 2:07.83. Spencer Pearson, Daxton Holland, Grant Walker and Andy Stewart took fourth.

In the 200-meter freestyle, Holland placed third for Duncan and Mason Lang took eighth. Sepulvado and Bowles took second and third in the 50-meter free, which has several participants from Duncan.

Sellers finished seventh and Clayton Lee was ninth. Peyton Gondolf rounded out the Demon contingent, placing 19th.

Sepulvado placed first in the 100-meter freestyle. Lee was fourth, Walker was fifth and Stewart was sixth.

The team of Bowles, Stewart, Walker and Sepulvado finished third in the 200-meter freestyle and the team of Pearson, Holland, Nichols and Lang was sixth.

Sellers qualified for state in the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:11.25, taking first in the event. Lang was sixth and Gondolf was 11th. Bowles took second in the 100-meter breast, followed by Holland in ninth and Pearson in 10th. Nichols took 13th in the event.

Lee, Walker, Pearson and Sellers wrapped up the day by taking first in the 400-meter free relay in a time of 4:37.75.

The girls’ team of Azia Turner, Rachelle Justus, Briana Fetterly and Brittany Zawicki took third in the 200-meter medley relay.

Christa Anderson as second in the 200-meter free and Hayden Aviles was third.

Zawicki had the best showing for the Lady Demons in the 50-meter free, finishing ninth. Justus was 11th in the event. In the 100-meter free, Renea Plumlee took fourth to lead Duncan. Fetterly was fifth.

Fetterly, Zawicki, Plumlee and Kylah Cauthon finished second in the 200-meter free relay. Turner took third in the 100-meter backstroke while Justus was third in the 100-meter breaststroke.

Plumlee, Fetterly, Zawicki and Christa Anderson finished second in the 400-meter freestyle relay.

Duncan will return to action Nov. 13 when it travels to Moore.

to take on host Moore and Southmoore.

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