Oxford Chargers Swimming
OHS swims past competition at last night's swim meet at MSU. Girls move to 11-0 overall and 5-0 in Class II and the Boys move to 10-1 and 4-1 in Class II.
Girls Top performers: Julia Dennis - 1st place in the 50 and 100 yard Freestyle. She went 24.62 in the 50 which moves her to 1st place ranked in MHSAA this season.
200 Medley Relay: 1st place: Hannah Harper, Madeleine Gaia, Ellinor Maxwell, and Dennis
200 Free Relay: 1st place: Cole Oyler, Mary Dale Byars, EK Schneider, and Harper
400 Free Relay: 1st place: Oyler, Dennis, Gaia, and Maxwell
Boys top performers: Will Carrington - 2nd place in both the 100 Breaststroke and Butterfly and Neil Cipkowski: 3rd place in both the 100 and 200 Freestyle.
200 Medley Relay & 200 Freestyle Relays: 2nd Place: Charles Byars, Carrington, Cipkowski and Vance Byars
TUPELO, MS | October 27, 2018
The Oxford High School Chargers swim team finished off a succeessful 2018 campaign with a third place team finish at the MHSAA State Swimming Championship held at the Tupelo Aquatic Center. Behind two team record performances, the Chargers finished in the top three in MHSAA for the second consecutive year breaking the 100-point scoring mark for the first time since 2010.
The Lady Chargers scored 62 points in the performance, narrowly missing out on the runner-up award (Ocean Springs) by five points. Highlighted by team record swims in the 200- and 400-yard Freestyle relays, Oxford had its highest girls finish since 2011. Julia Dennis led the way with second place finish in the Girls 50 Freestyle with a lifetime best 25.20 second mark. In the same race, Oxford became the first school in MHSAA girls history to see four swimmers advance to the Finals in the same event. Ellonor Maxwell, 4th, Kate Byars, 5th, and Caki Field 6th, rounded out the highest scoring event of the meet.
The Chargers quartet of Charles and Vance Byars, Will Carrington and Neil Cipkowski, also, finished 4th place but in surprising fashion. Behind three strong relay efforts, including Bronze in the 200 medley and free, the Boys unexpectedly moved up to fourth place on their side scoring 42 points.
SEPT 4, 2018 - TUPELO - The Oxford Chargers opened up the 2018 campaign with a solid performance finishing second place on both sides in a 12-team field at the Tupelo Aquatic Center.
Highlighted by a win from Freshman Julia Dennis in the 50-Free and in the 200 Free Relay, the Lady Chargers amassed 133 points and narrowly lost to No. 2 Tupelo (139 points) in the closest meet since 2010.
Both teams move to 10-1 and 6-1 in Class II. Oxford returns to action Sept. 11 when it hosts the 2018 Oxford Invitaitonal at City Pool.