Relay Team Just Misses IHSAA Finals

Posted on February 10, 2019 in Girl's Swimming, Winter Sports

From staff reports –
INDIANAPOLIS — Swimming a near-record race, the Oak Hill 200-yard freestyle relay just missed advancing to the finals of the IHSAA state girls’ swimming and diving meet Friday evening at the IUPUI Natatorium.

The team of freshman Taylor King and seniors Lizzie Wood, Kinsey Price and Khloe Price turned in a 1:39.57 time in the preliminaries and finished in 17th place. The top 16 teams earned berths in today’s finals and the Eagles were .36 seconds in back of Munster for the final spot.

“We were seeded 26th and dropped down nine places and missed by .3 seconds,” Oak Hill coach Kendrick Vester said. “But it was probably the third-best time in Oak Hill history and we dropped 1.2 seconds from our sectional time.

“They definitely made it exciting,” he added.

King led off and swam a :25.15 leg before turning it over to Wood, who went :25.52. Kinsey Price was next and had a :24.34 split and her twin sister Khloe finished with a :24.56.

The Prices were part of an Oak Hill 200 freestyle relay that finished 15th at state two years ago and helped set the school record of 1:38.12 during the 2017 state finals.

“Their changes were good and their turns were good, and at IUPUI the turns can be scary,” Vester said. “But they adjusted to it well.”

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