GW's relays are strong also with the 400 free tops in the state at 3:25.46 while the 200 free is seventh and the 200 medley is third.
"I've got some senior boys who would love to be first to go out with four state titles in a row at our school,'' said Case, whose boys squad has won four of the last five titles. "You've got to hold it together through the entire season and this definitely has been a long one.''
On the girls side for the Patriots, sophomore Jordyn O'Dell is fourth in the 100 free, sixth in the 200 free, second in the 100 back and fifth in the 100 fly. Sophomore Emily Hageboeck is third in the 200 free, second in the 500 free, third in 100 breast and third in 200 individual medley.
Junior Katie Hageboeck is eighth in the 500 free and 100 fly and ninth in the 200 individual medley. Junior Haley Hemsworth is No. 10 in the 50 free and eighth in the 100 back.
GW's 200 medley relay and 400 free relay teams have the top clockings at 1:56.4 and 3:53.28, respectively, and the 200 free relay is fifth.
"The girls are looking good, too,'' Case said. "I really have a lot of kids right now who really want to swim fast and are working hard to do that. I know they're motivated.''
Other top contenders from the Valley in the boys division are South Charleston junior Adam Poe, who has top clockings in the 50 free (22.25) and 200 free (1:48.57) and second in 100 free and 100 fly and third in the 200 individual medley.
Charleston Catholic junior Nathan Runyon is second in the 100 back, Hurricane senior Zach Shurow is second in the 100 breast and 200 individual medley. Hurricane owns the top relay in the 200 free (1:32.71), second in 200 medley and fourth in the 400 free.
For the Valley girls, Charleston Catholic junior Morgan Carr is tops in the 500 free (5:10.25), 100 fly (57.98) and 200 individual medley (2:09.23) and second in 200 free and third in 100 back.
Hurricane junior Madisyn Lyons is fourth in the 200 free, third in the 500 free and fourth in 100 breast and second in 200 individual medley. Winfield is third and Hurricane is fourth in the 200 medley relay.
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.