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Oxford Swim sends 17 to state meet

The Oxford High School swim team took 27 athletes to the North Half finals this weekend at Delta State.

Seventeen of those 27 will be competing at the state championship meet at Tupelo this weekend, after qualifying at the North Half.

Both the girls and boys Charger teams finished third overall at the North Half finals, with the girls team just one point off of second place. Individually, Julia Dennis led the way for Oxford by winning both the 50- and 200-meter freestyle, one of 17 Chargers who swam fast enough times to individually qualify for the state meet.

The weekend proved to be a fast one all around for Oxford, as they also set two school records in relay events. The team of Ellinor Maxwell, Cole Oyler, Madeline Homan and Julia Dennis broke the school record in the 400 Freestyle relay with a time of 3:54.72. The boys 200 medley relay of Charles Byars, Will Carrington, Neil Cipkowski and Vance Byars also set the school record, with a time of 1:44.14.

For the full list of qualifiers, see below:

Julia Dennis – 200 Free, 50 Free
Hannah Harper – 200 Free
Emerson Crowe – 200 Free
Jacob Tulchinsky – 200 Free, 500 Free
Madeline Homan- 200 IM
Vancy Byars – 50 Free
William Berry – 50 Free, 100 Free
Cole Oyler – 50 Free, 100 Free
Ellinor Maxwell – 50 Free, 100 Free
Mary Byars 50 Free, 100 Free 
Neil Cipkowski – 100 Butterfly
Thomas Dyminski – 100 Butterfly
Emery Kate Schneider – 100 Free
Mad Dog Gaia – 500 Free, 100 Breast 
Hannah Harper – 100 Back
Charles Byars – 100 Back
Will Carrington – 100 Breast 
Girls 200 Medley Relay
Girls 200 Free Relay
Girls 400 Free Relay 
Boys 200 Medley Relay
Boys 200 Free Relay