HSSWIM: Seahawks 2nd, Sharks 4th at girls’ state meet

Hilton Head High’s girls placed second behind powerhouse Eastside, while May River came in fourth at the SCHSL Class 4A Swimming Championships on Saturday in Columbia.

The Seahawks finished with 340 points, well clear of third-place Lucy Beckham (301.5), but Eastside ran away with the title, compiling 486 points. May River finished with 245 points, followed by James Island with 206.5, as Region 7-4A teams claimed four of the top five spots.

The impressive team performances by the Seahawks and Sharks came without an individual champion from either school, as the only gold of the day for Lowco swimmers came in the 200 medley relay. May River’s Allie Ingram, Shelby Gourley, Hannah Yemec, and Lily Bostwick teamed up to win the first event of the day to set the done for a great day for Beaufort County swimmers.

The same quartet teamed up to finish second in the 200 free relay, while Gourley was second in the 100 breast and Ingram was third in the 100 fly.

Hilton Head High’s Katie Lyons made the podium twice, placing third in the 200 IM and 100 breast, while teammate Skylar Bruner was second in the 500 free. The Seahawks’ freestyle relay team of Isabella Pozos, Audrey Perry, Skylar Bruner, and Mia Sinkiewicz placed third.

Eliska Walsh scored all seven points for Bluffton. 

The boys championships are scheduled for Monday. 

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