Madelyn Harper

Madelyn Harper swims in a meet earlier this season. She and several Duncan swimmers completed in the first day of the Class 5A Regional Swim meet in Edmond.

The first day of the Class 5A Regional Swim meet has been completed and several Duncan and Marlow swim team members are one step closer to swimming for a state title.

Preliminaries were held at Mitch Park YMCA in Edmond Friday morning and 16 Duncan swimmers plus the relay teams and five Marlow swimmers will be heading to day two of regionals.

Morgan Warren, from Marlow, was the first to qualify for day two placing seventh in the 200 yard freestyle and Cambry May was the first Duncan racer to qualify in the same race placing 12th.

Two Outlaws swimmers, Karsten Terrell and Gage Davoult, placed fourth and sixth in the boys 200 yard freestyle race and will head to Saturday’s day two of regionals in the individual events.

Terrell and Davoult also qualified in a second individual event later during day one in separate events for the Outlaws.

Lady Demons swimmers Linsay Cox, Sydney Wood and Stephanie Elser will be representing in the 200 Yard Individual Medley race for day two at regionals.

Caden Stewart and Jackson Devoe will swim in the 200 yard individual medley race on the boys side for Duncan as they qualified as the 15th and 16th place finishers.

The first win of the individual qualifiers came from Madelyn Harper, the senior for the Lady Demons, who finished first with a time of 25.88 seconds in the 50 yard free style race.

Harper will be joined by Gaby Glover who placed ninth and qualified for the 50 yard freestyle race for the Lady Demons swim team.

Ethan Smith got the fourth best time in the 50 yard freestyle race swimming a time of 23.45 seconds to qualify for the second day of regionals for the Demons swim team.

Cox got her second qualification in an individual event by placing seventh in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 1:21.78 while Davoult got his second qualification in the 100 yard butterfly race on the boys side.

Dax Alston, Caleb Warren and Dominic Cantero qualified for the 100 yard butterfly race as well and Glover got her second qualification in the 100 yard freestyle race placing 10th.

Smith continued his day in the 100 yard freestyle race and got in with a time of 52.87 seconds for his second qualifying event for the Demons.

In the longest race of the first day, Morgan Warren got her second qualification coming in ninth in the 500 yard freestyle race with a time of 6:47.74.

Marlow’s Terrell finished second in the 500 yard freestyle qualification with a time of 5:37.31 and will head to the second day with his second individual event.

Caleb Warren, Luke Banks and Cantero also placed in the 500 yard freestyle.

Four Duncan Lady Demons swimmers qualified for the 100 yard backstroke as Harper placed second while Hope Swor and Tori Bates got sixth and seventh in the race.

Briana Thomas was the fourth to qualify and she finished with the 10th best time in the 100 yard backstroke race for the Lady Demons.

With the final preliminary events swimming late in the day, Alston and Stewart got their second qualifications in the 100 yard backstroke finishing fourth and fifth for the Demons swim team.

Tyler Eads will be the first alternate in the 100 yard backstroke and could race in day two if one of the swimmers of the 16 qualifiers doesn’t swim on day two.

Jacob Riley was the last qualifier for the Demons and he placed 10th in the 100 yard breaststroke race.

Day two of regionals will begin at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Mitch Park YMCA with the best 24 individual times and the best 16 relay teams times from each regional will qualify for the Class 5A State Swim meet.

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