Carolina Forest hosted the Ripley’s Invitational Swim Meet with more than 200 high school swimmers participating from 13 different schools. This meet brought private and public schools from around the region to swim together to kick off the season. Carolina Forest Panthers came out strong with girls placing 2nd and the boys winning the Invitational. All together the Panthers broke four school records, had 5 automatic state qualifying times, 13 state consideration times and 33 individual personal best records.
The Lady Panthers began the day with winning the 200 GirlsMedley Relay, The relay team consisted of Ella Habib, Anna Satterfield, Peyton McWhorter and Arika Boudreau.
Arika Boudreau took home the silver medal in the 200 Individual Medley and finishing 4th in the extremely competitive 100 Freestyle.
In the longest event of the day, Alexandra Damonte won the bronze medal for the girls in the 500 Freestyle.
Peyton McWhorter took home a pair of 2nd places in the 100 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke. She also qualified for the State meet in both events.
The girls finished the meet just as they stared, with another commanding win. This time Arika Boudreau, Peyton McWhorter, Anna Satterfield and MaKayla Griggs brought home the gold in the 400 Freestyle Relay.
The boys also had an outstanding meet.
David Zevgolis placed second in the 50 Freestyle and broke the School Record while winning and qualifying for state in the 100 Freestyle.
The record breaking did not stop there. Harrison Clinton had pair of individual wins and school records with the 100 Butterfly and 100 Breaststroke. Clinton also just missed the Palmetto Finest State Record in both events.
Zevgolis and Clinton were then joined by Andrew Neculai and Saman Vitherana to break yet another School Record in the 200 Freestyle Relay.
Both the boys and girls will be back in action on Tuesday Night as they take on Conway.
Automatic State Qualifiers:
Harrison Clinton 100 Butterfly, 100 Breaststroke
David Zevgolis 100 Freestyle
Peyton McWhorter 100 Butterfly, 100 Backstroke
Harrison Clinton 100 Butterfly 0:51.79
David Zevgolis100 Freestyle0:51.64
200 Freestyle RelayDavid Zevgolis, Harrison Clinton, Andrew Neculai