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West swimmers, divers qualify for 4A state meet

Five West Forsyth individuals and three relay teams qualified for the state swim meet after turning in strong performances at the Central regional championships in Greensboro.

Tucker Burhans led the way for the Titans by qualifying in the 50 free and 100 free. He placed second in the 50 and third in the 100. Luke Vlahos also qualified as an individual for West. He will be competing in the 100 fly at the state meet. In relays, West boys teams advancing to the state meet include the medley (Burhans, Jackson Coates, L. Vlahos and Michael Vlahos); and the 200 free (Burhans, L. Vlahos, M. Vlahos and Sloan Watkins).

For the West girls team, Sarah Joram, Sarah Frisbee and Elizabeth Parks all qualified for the state meet. Joram will be competing in the 200 IM and 100 breast while Frisbee will swim the 50 free and 100 breast. Parks is a state qualifier in the 50 free. Joram, Parks, Frisbee and Kayla Taylor also qualified in the 200 free relay.

In team scores, the West girls placed sixth while the Titan boys were seventh.