"To have seen the girls want this for so long and see them get it today, there's not a better feeling,'' Case said. "The girls swam really well."
GW cruised past Morgantown by 40 points (216-176) for the girls championship. Wheeling Park was third with 122 points followed by Bridgeport (119) and Elkins (117). GW had finished runner-up to Morgantown in 2005 and 2012.
The Patriots didn't win any individual titles but took two relay events in state meet-record times.
GW set the tone Friday evening, opening with a state-record effort of 1:52.58 in the 200 medley relay powered by freshman Jordyn O'Dell, sophomore Haley Hemsworth, sophomore Katie Hageboeck and senior Anna Davis. The Patriots also claimed the 400 freestyle relay in a state-best 3:42.13 behind Katie Hageboeck, freshman Emily Hageboeck, O'Dell and Davis.
"It was their grit and ability to pull themselves together when things didn't go exactly as they hoped,'' said Case. "The girls are one of the most determined bunch I've been around. They were not going to lose this meet.''
Green turned in two career-best times in capturing the 100 butterfly in 49.25 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in a state-meet mark of 56.67 seconds, breaking the record (57.5) he set last year. Both times automatically qualified for All-America status. The WVU recruit bested his 100 butterfly time of 49.74 from Thursday's qualifying, which also was an automatic All-America time.
Any high school time of 49.79 in the 100 butterfly and 57.08 in the 100 breaststroke earns automatic All-America status by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association.
Green also swam the opening leg in the 200 freestyle relay in 21.07, which qualified for All-America consideration. Sophomore Adam Poe, junior Ty Wiener and senior Scott Canterbury helped the Black Eagles capture the event. The four also took fourth in the 200 medley relay.
"One thing I'll definitely remember was our relay,'' said Green. "That was an outstanding performance from all the guys. I can't forget that. I think I went out perfect. I don't think there was any better way to go out.''
Nate Carr won the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke for the second year in a row. His 1:52.1 in the 200 IM earned All-America consideration while his clocking of 51.6 in the 100 backstroke set a state meet record. Nate and Morgan Carr competed at the Olympic Trials this past summer and Nate signed with WVU in the fall.
"It's been a great senior year swimming with Charleston Catholic,'' Nate Carr said. "The state titles are great and All-America times are exciting, but I'm most proud of the relays. A lot of kids stepped up. I couldn't ask for a better team to swim for. I was just motivated. It was my last meet swimming for my high school. I wanted to go out with a bang.''
Morgan Carr bested the state mark in the 100 butterfly, turning in a 57.23, which was nearly two seconds better than the old mark. Her win in the 500 freestyle in 5:04.17 was less than three seconds off the oldest record on the books, which was set in 1999.
Winfield sophomore Madisyn Lyons captured the 200 individual medley. Elkins sophomore Samantha Hall won twice - the 50 and 100 freestyle - and also led the Tigers' 200 freestyle relay to victory. Buckhannon-Upshur sophomore Maggie Miller won the 100 backstroke in 56.72, which earned All-America consideration.
Bridgeport senior Frank Csonka took the 50 and 100 freestyle while also anchoring the Indians' triumphant 400 freestyle relay. He also earned All-America consideration in the 100 freestyle (45.87).
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.