CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- George Washington always makes a splash at the state swim meet, but this time the Patriots made a little history, too.
GW became the first school to ever sweep both the boys and girls state championships in back-to-back seasons, pulling off the feat Friday at the WVU Natatorium in Morgantown.
"That's cool,'' GW coach Melissa Case said in a telephone interview. "I think it's awesome, just wonderful. It doesn't get old to win a state championship, and this time certainly didn't feel any different.''
The Patriots waltzed through the Friday evening boys meet, racking up 231 1/2 points to far outdistance runner-up Notre Dame (136). In the girls division held in the morning, it was much closer as GW (209) held off Morgantown (189 1/2) by less than 20 points.
Parkersburg and Hurricane finished third and fourth, respectively, in both meets.
Sparked by senior Zach Kidd in the boys meet and record-setting sophomore Emily Hageboeck in the girls meet, GW turned in only the third boys-girls double title since the SSAC began sanctioning a state swim meet in 1999. The other occurred in 2006 (Fairmont Senior).
Another highlight for the Kanawha Valley was the double win provided by Charleston Catholic junior Morgan Carr, who on Friday fell just short of bettering her own meet records in the girls 200-yard individual medley and 100 butterfly.
For the GW boys, it marked a fourth straight title and five in the last six years, while the girls program produced its first repeat.
"We knew we had to keep the lead,'' Case said of the girls meet, "because Morgantown definitely gave it a run. But my girls were determined to win it.''
Hageboeck's highlight was the record 1:06.44 time she turned in for the 100 breaststroke, beating the 12-year-old mark of 1:06.70 set by former GW standout Ann Cipoletti in 2002.
In all, four girls meet records were broken Friday, a day after five fell in Thursday's qualifiers.
Besides the mark by Hageboeck, Buckhannon-Upshur's Maggie Miller bettered two records she set on Thursday in the prelims for the 100 free and 100 backstroke, turning in times Friday of 52.22 and 55.01 seconds, respectively. The other went to Samantha Hall of Elkins in the 50 free (24.01).
GW's girls almost got another in the opening event, the 200 medley relay, with a time of 1:52.72, just off the state meet record of 1:52.58. Also swimming on that GW team were Jordyn O'Dell, Katie Hageboeck and Emily Hemsworth.
Carr, meanwhile, couldn't eclipse the pair of records she set Thursday in the 200 IM (2:04.95) and 100 fly (56.47), clocking in Friday with respective times of 2:05.27 and 56.75.