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Oxford swim teams each place third at Class 2 state meet

Dora Chen’s second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle helped lead the Oxford Lady Chargers to a third-place finish in the Class 2 (5A-6A) state championship meet Saturday at Delta State University. (more…) (November 5, 2012, Page 2B)

Oxford sends 20 to MHSAA state swimming meet

Twenty swimmers from Oxford High advanced to next month’s MHSAA state meet thanks to earning qualifying scores in the 5A-6A North Half state meet this past Saturday in Starkville. There were 41 swimmers who competed in Starkville. The Lady Chargers tied for second with 86 points, while the Chargers garnered 63 points to finish third. (more…) (October 22, 2012, Page 3B)

Chargers, Lady Chargers shine at meet

Oxford High’s swim teams got off to a successful start as both won first place at the DeSoto County Swim Meet Saturday. The Chargers and Lady Chargers combined to score 298 points, over 130 points more than second-place finisher Lewisburg with 162. Hernando (148), DeSoto Central (129) and Amory (87) rounded out the top five. A total of 11 schools competed in the meet.

The Chargers totaled 160 points, while the Lady Chargers with 138 points. Both squads had several first-place finishers. (September 17, 2012, Page 3B)

Four Chargers pace Shockwave swim team

The Shockwave Aquatics swim team, led by Andrew Mullen, Marta Burwell, Brian Clancy and Jack Cutler, represented Oxford well at the Mississippi State Invitational Short Course Championships in February. (March 6, 2012, Page 7)

Lady Chargers place second at State meet; Chargers finish third

Oxford’s successful swimming season came to a conclusion on a high note over the weekend as the girls placed second and boys placed second at the MHSAA Swimming State Championships held at the Delta State University Aquatics Club in Cleveland on Saturday.

The Chargers earned 62 points, while first-place Tupelo earned 138 and second-place Madison Central collected 100.

The Lady Chargers racked up 73 points, while first-place Tupelo earned 144.

Thirty-eight Class 6A and 5A schools participated in the championships.

Oxford took 10 boys and 10 girls to compete in the meet under the current format.

Lady Chargers
The Lady Chargers were led by Dora Chen, who placed second in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of two minutes, 3.38 seconds and third in the 100-yard freestyle (56.66).

Chen also helped the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Cynthia Torma, Hayley Murphy and Sarah Wilson place second (1:48.88) and the 400 free relay team of Torma, Marta Burwell and Grace Orman place second (3:50.52).

Other Lady Chargers who placed were:

-Ashleigh Moore took first in the 200 IM (2:14.81).

-Burwell placed third in the 50 free (25.75) and sixth in the 200 IM (2:26.58).

-Orman placed seventh in the 200 IM (2:27.90) and eighth in the 100 butterfly (1:08.93).

-Torma placed fifth in the 50 free (26.86).

-Lizzy Leary placed fifth in the 500 free (5:46.18) and seventh in the 100 back (1:09.04).

-The 200 medley relay team of Burwell, Murphy, Orman and Wilson placed fourth (2:03.09).

Chargers
The Oxford boys were led by Andrew Mullen, who placed first in the 200 free (1:45.84). He also placed second in the 100 butterfly (52.97) and helped the 400 free relay team of Dion Kevin, Jack Cutler and Chase Gladden place third (3:30.39) and the 200 medly relay team of Taide Ding, Gladden and Brian Clancy place fourth (1:47.90).

Other  Chargers who placed were:

-Clancy placed eighth in the 200 IM (2:12.59) and third in the 500-yard free (5:12.88).

-Ding placed seventh in the 100 butterfly (59.84).

-Cutler placed fifth in the 500-yard free (5:15.10).

-Thomas Murphy placed eighth in the 100 back (1:04.11).

-The 200 free relay team of Kevin, Gladden, Ding and Clancy placed fourth (1:36.31). (October 31, 2011, Page 1B)

Lady Chargers claim North Half title

The Oxford High swim team didn’t fool around this past weekend at the North Half Swim Meet hosted by Clinton High, as the Lady Chargers placed first with 328 points and the Chargers placed fourth with 202 points.

Rounding out the top four spots in the girls rankings were Madison Central (255), Tupelo (254) and St. Joseph Catholic (222). On the boys’ side, Tupelo placed first with 446 points, followed by Madison Central (299.5) and St. Joseph Catholic (208). (October 19, 2010, Page 9)

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