"Everybody gets a little worried this time of year to see what they're going to swim at regionals and whether they're going to make it to states. We are starting to be swimming our fastest [times] of the season, which is where we want to be.''
South Charleston's Austin Green won the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke, setting a meet mark in latter, and Adam Poe (50 freestyle and 100 freestyle), who set a meet record in the 100 freestyle. Green and Poe teamed up with junior Rashad Wiener and senior Christopher Canterbury to help the Black Eagles set a mark in the 200 freestyle relay.
On the girls side, Hurricane junior Claire Coleman (100 butterfly) and Winfield sophomore Madisyn Lyons (500 freestyle) set meet records. Lyons also won the 100 breaststroke and Capital freshman Erica Clonch took the 100 backstroke.
Case said everything seems to be falling into place for the Patriots.
"We've got a solid girls team this year,'' she said. "We've definitely got girls that are still fighting each other for spots so they're motivating each other to try to be on relays. I don't think they're going to let down now.
"The boys side, they're coming, too with solid lifetimes. They were pretty excited to pull off a couple of relays, which is a good gauge their times are still coming down. They've got a couple more meets to go.''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.