In the final regular season meet this past Friday, the Duncan Demons’ swim team broke several personal records and took part in their best meet of the year, according to Coach Andrew Bowers.
As a team, the Lady Demons’ swim team and Demons’ swim team finished second behind state powerhouse Carl Albert though they saw some individual wins to put the scores at a tight finish.
Mayson Thiebaud took the first victory for the Demons as he won the boys 200 freestyle race by nearly six seconds and set up the start of breaking personal records in the next few events.
Junior Gaby Glover for the first time raced the 100-meter butterfly. Glover won the race by beating a couple of state placers from a year ago in the event with a time of 1:18.99.
Thiebaud was the only two-time individual winner as he won the 100-meter breaststroke for another time this season.
The rest of the Duncan swimmers finished near the top to make personal records.
Bowers said Jordan Patterson had a good evening in the final regular season meet as she set a personal record in the 200 and 400 freestyle races with six seconds dropped on the 200 and 21 seconds dropped on the 400.
Senior Nicole Pollock was also one of the ones to drop time for the Lady Demons as she cut 14 seconds off her previous best time in the final meet for the regular season.
On the boys’ side, the Demons saw personal best times from Senior Jesus Castillo, who dropped five seconds in the 200 freestyle and 50 freestyle.
Senior Jameson Payne cut three seconds in the 200 individual medley while sophomore Tito Vaughn set a personal record in the 100 butterfly by 11 seconds and senior Caden Stewart dropped his butterfly time by five seconds.
Bowers said the biggest surprise of the night came from freshman Cody Ramsey, who broke a personal record in the 400 freestyle by a minute.
Ramsey came in with a time of 6:20.78 in the race and Bowers said he was really impressed with the swim and Ramsey beating his personal time.
“Cody’s swim was something that I have not seen in my coaching career,” Bowers said. “That swim was absolutely incredible.”
With the regular season wrapped up, the Demons and Lady Demons will host the first post-season meet as they host the Southwest Conference Tournament this week.
The conference meet will begin at 5 p.m. Jan. 22 at The Simmons Center and then will be followed by Regional and State to finish up the 2020-2021 season.