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HHS' Chambers in swimming finals

Feb. 21, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

MORGANTOWN -- Huntington High's Emily Chambers made it to the finals in her two specialties Thursday during qualifiying in the West Virginia High School Swimming Championships at the West Virginia University Natatorium.

Chambers finished sixth in the 100 freestyle (58.05 seconds) and fourth in the 100 backstroke (1:04.12) to make it to the A finals Friday.

Teammate Sophie Walz placed second in 50 free qualifying (25.71) and she returns Friday to seek an individual title.

In the 200 free relay, Huntington took eighth and returns Friday in the B finals. Walz, Chambers, sister Ellen Chambers and Lauren Vega make up the team. The Highlanders also placed eighth in the 400 free relay to return Friday. Walz, Vega and the Chambers sisters make up that team.

On the boys side, Spring Valley's Sam Mannon was fifth in 100 free qualifying (50.80) and that gets him into Friday's final. He was seventh in the 50 free (22.88) and that's a B finals slot.

The Timberwolves will have several other competitors in B finals.

The 200 medley relay was seventh (1:50.51). Mannon, Matt Spence, J.D. Smith and Nate Simpkins make up the team. The 200 free relay was eighth (1:37.48). Simpkins, Spence, Smith and Mannon are on that team. Spence was seventh in the 100 breast (1:06.78).

Cabell Midland placed 12th in the 400 free relay. Nick Molina, Derek Ball, Joe Bower and Jordan Adams comprise that foursome.

Girls take to the pool at 8:30 a.m. Boys enter the water at 4:40 p.m.