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George Washington boys, girls take swimming titles

Feb. 16, 2013 @ 12:20 AM

MORGANTOWN -- Hurricane's boys placed seventh and Huntington High 10th in the West Virginia High School Swim Championships that ended Friday at the West Virginia University Natatorium.

On the girls side, Huntington High took eighth place and Cabell Midland was ninth.

George Washington swept the boys and girls titles.

Hurricane's boys took second in the 200 medley relay. Quin Shurow, Zach Shurow, Jack Wright and Luke Earls had a time of 1:42.38. George Washington won in 1:40.94.

In the 50 free, Wright was fourth (22.42) and he placed fourth in the 100 fly (52.85).

Spring Valley's Sam Mannon was fifth in the 100 free (50.39).

Huntington High was fifth in the 200 free relay (1:35.69). Ben Aulick, Andrew Ching, Loy McGuire and Evan Vega made up the team.

In the 100 breast, Zach Shurow was second (1:02.40) and Aulick sixth (1:07.41).

Hurricane was sixth in the 400 free relay (3:26.01). Earls, Zach Shurow, Austin Harper and Wright made up the foursome.

For the girls, Huntington was first in the B Finals in the 200 medley relay (2:03.18). Emily Chambers, Sophie Georgel-Walz, Lauren Johnson and Lauren Vega made up the team.

Winfield's Madisyn Lyons won the 200 IM (2:12.33) and placed second in the 500 free (5:12.47).

In the 100 fly, Claire Coleman of Hurricane was third (1:00.62) and Cabell Midland's Alyssa Morris fourth (1:01.02). Morris also was fourth in the 100 breast (1:10.84).

In the 100 free, Georgel-Walz was sixth (56.62). Chambers was sixth in the 100 back (1:03.28).

South Charleston's Austin Green turned in two of the best efforts of the day. He achieved All-American Automatic times in the 100 fly (49.25) and 100 breast (56.67). The 100 breast was his final high school event.