Mayson Thiebaud

Mayson Thiebaud swims in a meet earlier this season for the Duncan Demons. Thiebaud won the 100 breaststroke race this past Friday and helped the Duncan swim teams win third in the first meet of 2020.

Facing teams that have placed well recently in the State Swim meet, the Duncan Demons swim teams placed third on the girls and boys side in their first home meet of 2020.

The Duncan Lady Demons swim team started the meet with a second place finish in the 200 meter relay and was only one second behind the eventual winner Mustang.

The rest of the meet saw several personal records for the year go down as Cambry May placed fifth in the 200 meter freestyle race, the best performance from the team all year.

Madelyn Harper picked up the first victory for the swim team placing first in the 50 meter freestyle and Gaby Glover got third place in the race to round out that event.

Harper won her second event of the evening placing first in the 400 freestyle race by beating the swimmer from Mustang by less than a half second.

Ethan Smith had a big night for the Demons boys swimming team winning two events including the first victory of the night in the 50 freestyle race. 

In the 100 freestyle race, Smith broke the one minute mark and finished the event with a time of 59.63 seconds, the first time in his career to swim that event in less than a minute.

Mayson Thiebaud got the third and final win on the boys side winning the 100 breaststroke race by five seconds with a time of 1:15.65.

Demons swim coach Andrew Bowers said that he was impressed with the way the teams performed and knows that they are meeting their goal in January of getting ready for regionals.

“I thought this was a tremendous showing for our team. Carl Albert girls are defending state champions and their boys placed 3rd last year. They have not really lost a step from those teams last year. Mustang is also a very good 6A team,” Bowers said. “Considering this was our first meet after Christmas break and we had almost a third of our team out with injury or illness, this was a great night for our team. We set a bunch of personal records tonight, which is really incredible because our training in January is the most intense it has been all season. At this point of the season, our focus is in our training. Everything we are doing right now is building specifically for Regionals. Because of that, we may not set many PR's, but the fact that we did tonight says a lot about the grit that our team has.” 

Duncan swim will have two meets this week with the first being today starting at 10 a.m. when they head to the PC Invitational before heading to Lawton for a 4 p.m. start Thursday.

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