It brings to mind the plight of B-U's Godwin, who at one point in her career was listed with the best mark in the state in six events by RunWV.com.
Swiger said being proficient in so many events can make it difficult on an athlete.
"I think it makes it tougher,'' she said, "because you don't really know what the coaches are thinking, for one, so you don't really know until [the meet] what you're going to be doing.''
However, Swiger said the Bulldogs' coaches "have been flexible with me. I was hoping they'd put me in the 2, and originally it was the 4. But they said this week we'd try [the 200] and see.''
Swiger just missed setting a meet record in the high jump Friday at 5-31/4.
Dylan Rich appears to be going places.
Buffalo's distance ace anchored the Bison to a boys Class A win Friday in the meet-opening 4x800 relay with a time of 8:35.43. That could just be the beginning of a big weekend for Rich, the defending state meet champ in both the 800 and 1,600.
Rich later won the 3,200 in a career-best time of 9:42.53. He's only been running that event for about a year.
Today, he's the favorite in the 800 and 1,600, where his respective season-best clockings of 1:55.99 and 4:19.29 are better than the existing state meet records.
"I'm looking to try for 4:16 in the 1,600, which would be my [personal record],'' Rich said. "In the 8, anywhere near 1:55.''
Last week, Rich opened some eyes when he swept the 800-meter and mile races at the Heart of the Bluegrass Classic at the University of Kentucky. That got the senior on UK's recruiting radar.
"I'm really considering them,'' Rich said. "I talked to their coach after I ran and he said he was impressed. We'll see what happens from there.''
Rich is also considering offers from Clemson and Pitt.
Reach Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickr...@wvgazette.com.