Five seniors on the Clover High School swim team have been consistently dropping times to qualify for the state meet.
Swimmers must make set times determined by the S.C. High School League to make states; each meet is a chance to qualify.
The Blue Eagles were at home last week, facing their strongest competitor in Fort Mill.
Boys’ swimmer Brice Beverley dominated in the 100-yard backstroke, winning in 56.40. Beverley’s other qualifying times are 1:52.66 in the 200-yard freestyle and 2:05.16 in the 200-yard relay.
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Girls’ swimmer Morgan Rulevich won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.47 and the 50-yard freestyle in 25.32. She finished the 100-yard freestyle in 55.37 and the 200-yard freestyle in 1:58:56 to qualify for state.
Seth Hurst was a winner in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.49 to also qualify for the state meet.
The Blue Eagles faced Northwestern on Aug. 26 at the Rock Hill Aquatic Center.
At that meet, Audrey Hines qualified for states in the 100-yard breaststroke with a 1:14.19. Junior Anna Pettus swam a 2:19.03 in the 200-yard individual medley and a 1:02.75 in the 10-yard butterfly to make it into the state meet. Junior Seth Hurst also qualified for the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.41.
Clover defeated South Point on Aug. 21 at home, with sophomore Oscar Onoszko swimming the 200-yard freestyle in 1:55.98 and a best time in the 500-yard freestyle at 5:16.72 to qualify for states.
The Blue Eagles were scheduled to compete Tuesday at the River Hills Country Club, after the Enquirer-Herald deadline.