HS Swimming: Seahawk girls 2nd, locals win gold at state meet

Hilton Head High’s girls finished second, and two local swimmers won gold in multiple events Saturday at the SCHSL State Swimming Championships at the USC Natatorium in Columbia. 

The Seahawk girls totaled 359 points, coming up just short of champion Eastside (463) in the Class 4A girls standings, and Hilton Head High’s Cohen Bruner and May River’s John Brester each won two events.

Skylar Bruner led the HHIHS girls, finishing second in the 200 freestyle and the 500 freestyle, while Katie Lyons posted fourth-place finishes in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, and the Seahawks were third in the 400 free relay.

Bluffton’s girls finished 14th, and Beaufor was 17th.

The Seahawk boys placed sixth in Class 4A with 224 points, followed closely by Bluffton in seventh seventh with 210, and Beaufort in ninth with 177.

Cohen Bruner won the 200 free and 100 free to pace HHIHS, while Tommy Hughson was second in the 500 free, and the Seahwaks placed second in the 400 free relay. Bluffton’s Sam Scwabauer was second in the 100 breast and third in the 200 IM, Beaufort’s Samuel Marrero was fourth in the 100 back, and the Eagles were fourth in the 400 free relay.

In Class 3A, May River’s boys finished sixth and the girls were eight. Brester led the Sharks on the boys side with wins in the 50 free and 100 breast, and May River placed third in the 200 medley relay and fourth in the 200 free relay.

On the girls side, Hannah Yemec was third in the 50 free and fourth in the 100 free, and the Sharks finished fourth in both the 200 medley and 200 free relays.

Class 4A results

Class 3A results

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