Duncan Seniors

During the middle of the final meet of the regular season, the Duncan Demons seniors were honored as they swam their final meet in front of the home crowd this past Friday.

In the final regular season meet for the Duncan Swim teams they finished second for the girls and boys swim team while setting best season records in school history.

The event started with a few races before the honoring of nine Duncan seniors and one Marlow senior and the first event set the tone for the night dominated by those seniors.

The girls 200 meter relay team who had two seniors, Linsay Cox and Madelyn Harper, got the first victory of the night beating Altus by almost two seconds with a time of 2:24.47.

The boys 200 relay team who had three seniors in the race placed second behind Altus with a time of 2:12.78 with the first senior getting a solo win the very next event.

Madelyn Harper, who has won the 200 freestyle race several times this year, had some competition from Altus swimmer Kylie Allemeier but was able to sneak out a victory on Senior Night.

Harper got to the wall first by .13 seconds with a time of 2:25.00 and made way for the next girls solo race where Gaby Glover won second in the 50 meter freestyle race with a time of 31.56 seconds.

Ethan Smith, one of the senior boys that was presented during the Senior Night festivities, won the 100 meter butterfly race with a time of 1:11.53 to get the first boys win of the evening.

The boys 200 meter freestyle relay team won the event beating Marlow by less than a second while the next win came from Harper who won her second event the 100 meter backstroke.

Smith joined the two win club individually winning the 100 meter backstroke event by seven seconds as the seniors completed their final home meet at The Simmons Center of their careers.

Demons swim coach Andrew Bowers said this meet was a good test for regionals as they were all 5A Teams and said that beating a school record for best mark is something that he is proud of.

“This is a massive accomplishment for a team that had to replace so many seniors from last year. When I told the team about this new record, many of them said with surprise, ‘We even beat last year,’” Bowers said. “We have had to deal with a lot of adversity this season and are continuing to go through that adversity. Even with all that we have had to go through, this team is competitive and is hoping to make some noise in the postseason.”

Seniors honored for the night were: Harper, Smith, Linsay Cox, Dax Alston, Jackson Devoe, Korton Kinerd, Dominic Cantero, Tori Bates, Cambry Cox and Marlow’s Caleb Warren.

The Marlow and Duncan swim team will start postseason play as this Friday will be the Southwest Conference Championships held at Cameron University in Lawton.

Meet will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Cameron University and will be followed by next week’s 5A Regionals which will be held in Edmond starting on Feb. 8 and ending Feb. 9.

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