Meet The Oklahoman's All-City boys swimming first team
Caleb Gregory, Bridge Creek
Event: 50 Freestyle
The story: Gregory dominated the Class 5A meet, winning the 50 (21.38) and the 100-yard freestyle (47.14). His win in the 50 was impressive as he edged Altus senior Chase Hubbard’s 22.27. Gregory won the 100 by nearly 2 seconds.
Jonathan Tang, Norman North
Event: 100 Freestyle
The story: Tang continued to shine in the Class 6A meet, this time winning the 100 in a tight race with Edmond Memorial sophomore Max Myers. Tang won 45.74-46.37. Tang also finished second in the 200-yard IM (1.54.60).
Daniel Wilson, Norman North
Event: 100 Butterfly
The story: Wilson was instrumental in helping Norman North finish second, first by helping the Timberwolves set a record in the 200-yard medley relay (1:31.61) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:03.47). He also finishes second in the 50-yard freestyle (20.84) and first in the 100 butterfly (49.57).
Swimmer of the Year
Aiden Hayes, Norman North
Event: 100 Backstroke
The story: Hayes eyed two iconic records and took them down. First, he took down Jake Pearce’s eight-year old mark in the 50. Then Hayes took down former Westmoore star and Olympic medalist David Plummer’s 2004 mark by nearly a full second. And, Hayes helped the Timberwolves set two relay records.
Caleb Sullivan, Norman
Event: 100 Breaststroke
The story: Sullivan capped a banner day by swimming the event in 58.96, which was third in Class 6A. To start his final meet, he stunned crosstown rival Jonathan Tang to win the 200-yard IM by shaving nearly 2 seconds off his prelim time and finishing in 1:53.90.
Nathan Tucker, Norman North
Event: 200 Freestyle
The story: After dominating prelims, Tucker had a minor setback to finish third in the event at 1:44.75. But that didn’t damper his day. He tied for second in the 100-yard backstroke (53.21) and was on the two record-setting relay teams.
Owen Flynn, Heritage Hall
Event: 200 Individual Medley
The story: It was a special state meet debut for Flynn, who won the 200 IM in dominating fashion. He swam in 1:59.72, nearly 5 seconds ahead of Tulsa Kelley’s Tyler Hoang (2:04.20). Flynn also finished third in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.93).
Ryan Clark, Stillwater
Event: 500 Freestyle
The story: Clark finished second in the event, swimming the day’s longest race in 4:47.38. He also took fifth in the 100 breaststroke, finishing in 59.58.
Coach of the Year
Kent Nicholson, Norman Public Schools
The story: Norman North was outmanned against a deep Jenks team, but Nicholson still led the Timberwolves to a second-place finish behind a day filled with four state meet records to continue their West dominance