The Marist girls won their fifth straight high school state swimming championship last weekend and Lakeside’s Jack Lane was the county’s top individual swimmer with two first-place finishes.
Marist outscored Westminster 298-273.5 in the team standings, and St. Pius was third with 202 points.
The War Eagles won the title without winning a single event. However, Marist placed in the top six in seven individual events. Meredith Nakano, who has signed a swimming scholarship with Davidson, placed second in the 100 breaststroke and the War Eagles 400 meter freestyle relay team (Shannon McNulty, Elise Breaux, Sarah Smith, Katherine Daniels) also finished second.
The other top individual finishers at state for Marist were Smith (fifth, 200 freestyle; sixth, 500 freestyle), Daniels (third, 200 individual medley), Nakano (fourth, 100 butterfly), McNulty (sixth, 100 backstroke), Andrea Demick (third, 1 meter diving), and Taylor Gould (fourth, 1 meter diving). Daniels has signed a scholarship with Auburn.
Haley Durmer of St. Pius won the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:01.52.
In the boys meet, Lane set a state record in winning the 100 butterfly with a time of 48.72 seconds. The Stanford-bound senior also won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:38.75.
The only other boys individual champion from a school in the county was Gunnar Bentz of St. Pius, who won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 56.80 seconds.
St. Pius placed fourth in the boys team standings, Marist was fifth and Lakeside finished sixth.