OKLAHOMA CITY —
Another highlight of the meet was NHS’ Shelby Brown, whose victory in the 500 freestyle didn’t surprise anyone but herself. The senior hadn’t competed in the race at all this season, but coaches thought she stood a good shot at state in the event so they entered her into the race at the conference meet.
And Brown didn’t let them down, swimming a 5:30.65 to win the event.
“I hadn’t done that race at all this year because I didn’t really want to do it,” she admitted after winning the race by more than six seconds. “It’s a hard and tiring race. But seeing how well I was able to do today after not preparing for it I’m excited to race at state.”
The meet was a great springboard for both schools heading into the state meet in two weeks, Nicholson said.
“We swam really well this weekend,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of kids setting personal bests even when they’re tired from training, and you’ve got to feel good about that.”
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