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Ponca City High School Swimming Compete Well in State Championships


Ponca City High School Swimming recently competed in the OSSAA State Championships. The swimmers competed well in the individual standings along with team relays. State Qualifiers who represented Ponca City are Tayler Bennett, Max Engster, Simone Villaruel, Kyle King, Haydan Jones, Timothy Crank, and Tanner Estes. Alternates were Brady Ladner, Riley Ladner, and Tristan Feathers.

“I am very proud of all the Wildcat Swimmers who participated in the State Meet,” said Head Swim Coach Heather Harris. “It was a very challenging year but they rose to the occasion and swam better than I expected. Max Engster and Simone Villarruel had lifetime bests and placed very well in their individual events. We had two freshman (Timmy Crank and Kyle King) and a sophomore (Tanner Estes) who swam some really great times at State in relays, and I am excited to see what they do in the years to come.”

Individual and Standings:
Simone Villarruel: 11th in 50 Free and 11th in 100 Backstroke
Tayler Bennett: 23rd in 500 Free
Max Engster: 12th in 50 Free and 11th in 100 Free
Haydan Jones: 18th in 200 Free200 Freestyle Relay: 7th -Max Engster, Kyle King, Haydan Jones, Timmy Crank
400 Freestyle Relay: 12th – Timmy Crank, Kyle King, Tanner Estes, Max Engster
Boys’ Team
 was 13th overall



Pictured swimmers in Red shirts L-R: Tristin Feathers, Timothy Crank, Brady Ladner, Riley Ladner, Hayden Jones, Kyle King, Max Engster and Tanner Estes 


Second picture top left L-R: Tayler Bennett, Tanner Estes, Simone Villarruel, Hayden Jones, Timothy Crank and Kyle King