MORGANTOWN— Keegan Simmons gave Jefferson a third-place in the 200 freestyle and a fourth-place in the 100 butterfly at the state swim meet to easily lead the individual effort for the 13th-place Cougars at the event held at the Natatorium at West Virginia University. Simmons was clocked in 1:48.57 in the 200 freestyle while the winner, Tate Warden of Capital, had a winning time of 1:41.49. In the 100 butterfly, Simmons had a time of 54.60 while the winner, Jack Wright of Hurricane, finished in 52.94.
The boys division of the state meet crowned George Washington (185 points) as the state champion with Bridgeport (130), Charleston Catholic (122), and Hurricane (116) finishing second through fourth.
Jefferson was 13th with 33 points while Washington High was 16th with 20 points. Washington’s best individual finish came from Shawn Gee, who was sixth in the 100 backstroke. Gee’s time was 59.29 as compared with Nate Carr’s (Charleston Catholic) winning time of 53.31.
In the girl’s division of the state meet, it was Jefferson’s Luisa Holland registering a fourth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke. Holland was timed in 1:12.43 with the race’s winner, Kelsey Ferguson (Weir High), getting home in 1:07.72. Holland also finished eighth in the 200 freestyle.
Winning the girl’s division team championship was Morgantown (170 points). Just behind the Mohigans was George Washington with 164 points. Buckhannon had 141.5 points and Elkins was fourth with 121.5 points.
Jefferson was 17th with its 18 points.