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April 19, 2013

Starless Sooners may be stronger than ever before

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NORMAN —

Oklahoma boasts a 9-0 record this season against the five teams in its session and has defeated every team at least once. Against the twelve teams in the NCAA Championship, the Sooners are 16-1, with their lone loss coming Jan. 19 in a second-place finish to Stanford at the Stanford Open.

But the Sooners got payback when it knocked off the Cardinal to win its 20th conference championship.

“Winning the conference championship with this group was a bit of a surprise,” Williams said. “I thought Stanford was on paper a team that would be really difficult for us. But we kept the pressure on throughout the meet and won the 20th conference championship.”

Oklahoma is now in search of the program’s ninth national championship. With the new scoring system of taking only the five best scores, the Sooners like their chances.

“A lot of it’s just going to be the will, the desire to win,” sophomore Alec Robin said. “We are going to have to fight through each routine. Everything counts. A fall will make the difference between who is holding a trophy at the end of the day.”

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