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Chargers sweep OHS invitational swim meet

Oxford has seen a resurgence to their swim program in the early part of the 2017 season.

Saturday was no exception.

The Chargers swept their home meet, claiming the Oxford High School Invitational titles at the Oxford Swimming Pool on Saturday.

The boy’s team won with 174 points, finishing 75 points better than second place Cleveland Central (99). The girl’s team earned 209 points to finish 130 points better than Starkville (79).

Oxford improved to 24-2 overall and 15-2 in Class II with only one more meet left at Tupelo on Oct. 3 before the North Half and State meets take place.

The boy’s team claimed seven first place finishes while the girl’s team racked up eight.

The Chargers won five relay races. The boy’s picked up three relays win in the 200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle.

The girl’s team earned wins in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays.

Other first place finishes came from Jeffrey Wang in the men’s 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, Mary Waller in the women’s 200 freestyle, Julia Dennis in the women’s 50 freestyle, Kate Byars in the women’s 100 fly, Lucy Chiniche in the women’s 100 freestyle, Bryce Goszkowicz in the men’s 100 freestyle, Hannah Harper in the women’s 500 freestyle, Ellinor Maxwell in the 100 breaststroke and Will Carrington in the men’s 100 breaststroke.

Lafayette also competed in the meet with the boy’s team placing sixth with 17 points and the girl’s team placing fifth with 17 as well.