MORGANTOWN — The Buckhannon-Upshur girls swim team had three individuals and two relay teams advance to the finals of the state meet after Thursday’s qualifying round at the WVU Natatorium.
The girls’ finals were set to get underway this morning. The boys’ qualifying action took place later on Thursday.
Junior Madi Shepherd, senior Brooke Newcome
Shepherd, also the alternate in the 100 backstroke, placed fifth in the 100 freestyle in a time of 56.77, Newcome was eighth in the 100 backstroke (1:05.23) and Williams placed 10th in the 100 breaststroke (1:17.50).
In the relays, B-U’s foursome of Newcome, Shepherd
They placed sixth in the 400 freestyle in a time of 4:04.83 and 11th in the 200 medley (2:07.03).
Other Lady Buc swimmers that took part in Thursday’s qualifing rounds were Williams in the 200 IM (17th, 2:37.76), Ward in the 100 backstroke (21st, 1:13.34), sophomore Merrody Malone in the 100 butterfly (22nd, 1:13.73) and 200 IM (22nd, 2:44.37), Bosley in the 500 freestyle (24th, 6:21.06) and 200 freestyle (17th, 2:17.52) and junior Emma Reger in the 200 freestyle (24th, 2:27.78).
Buccaneer boys that were scheduled to take to the pool in Thursday’s qualifying action were freshman Sam Squires and sophomore Florian Cramer in individual events.
Squires was a qualifier in the 50 freestyle and Cramer in the 500 freestyle.
Squire, Cramer, junior Drew Griffith
Sophomore Dane Ammons is the boys’ alternate.