Altus Bulldogs Swimming – Presented by Frazer Bank

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By Jordan Edwards

Perseverance was the word on the Bulldogs’ minds going into 2019 OSSAA State Swim meet in Edmond, Oklahoma. Head coach of the Altus Bulldogs swim team, Linda Wiginton, was confident that the Bulldog swimmers would perform to the best of their abilities every dive off the starting blocks. 

The Bulldogs brought 11 girls and 17 boys to compete at state this year. 

“We expect the girls 400 free relay composed of Kylie Allemeier, Sarah Scott, Carly Stork, and Lynzie Herron to do well,” Wiginton said. “They broke the school record and the Southwest Area Championship Conference record in this event. They are seeded first.”

The Bulldogs fell in the girls 400 free relay to the Heritage Hall Chargers. The Bulldogs finals time was 3:52.91 with the Chargers only beating them by nearly a second. 

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Swimming the 200 Medley Relay was Kylie Allemeier, Alyssa Hargis, Carly Stork and Sarah Scott who broke the school record earlier in the season. Coach Wiginton had confidence in this group going into state and were seeded seconds going into the weekend. 

The girls stayed in second by the end of the weekend trailing the Heritage Hall Chargers by four seconds.

Several girl Bulldogs were individually seeded in the top eight including; Allemeier, Firth, Herron, Hargis, Scott, Stork and Massey. Leading in their division in many different styles including; 500 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 200 freestyle, 200 IM, 50 freestyle, 100 fly and 100 breast. 

The boys’ 200 Medley Relay were seeded first going into state. This relay consisted of Kaleb Shive, Canyon Bain, Chase Hubbard and D’Marco Delapaz. They ended up falling into second to Bishop Kelley by only two seconds.

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The boys’ 200 Free Relay were seeded second going into state consisting of Delapaz, Daniel Riley, Jake Duncan and Bain came in third behind Bishop Kelley and Carl Albert barely missing second by .31 seconds.

The 400 free relay consists of Chase Hubbard, Delapaz, Bain and Shive were seeded second and stayed in second just behind Bishop Kelley.

Multiple members of the boys Bulldog swim team were individually seeded in the top 15 including Shive, Hubbard, Hart, Bain, Delapaz, Purdue and Annis. They dominate many styles including freestyle, backstroke, fly, 200 IM and breaststroke. 

Wiginton is thrilled with her 11 seniors and their leadership on the team this season. They were leaders in and out of the pool and set a high bar when it comes to their teammates. 

The Bulldogs leave State happy with their accomplishments and the titles they received.