The Heritage High School swim team picked right back where it had left off over the break in the Troup County Invitational, taking home first place in both the girls and boys respective meets in dominating fashion.

The girls team took down 16 high schools spanning multiple counties, racking up 342 points in the process. East Coweta’s 309 points was easily enough to give the Patriots a 33-point victory with senior standout Delaney Willette leading the way with a victory in the 200-meter freestyle.

Willette has now qualified for seven out of the eight individual events for the upcoming state meet and will look to make it 8-for-8 when she competes in the 500-yard freestyle at Johnson Park this Saturday. To add to her day, Willette won the 100-meter backstroke while also helping the girls’ relay team to its second and third state qualification in the 200-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay.

The boys swim team finished first out of a possible 16 teams after recording 341.5 points. The next closest school was Northside High School, who finished with 263 points.

The boys’ relay team consisting of Chas Koenig, Payton Morrison, Roman Murray and Xavier Thomas took home first place in the 200-meter medley relay and the 200-meter freestyle relay, but narrowly missed qualifying for state with a time of 1:40.82. Morrison added to the list of first-place finishes with a 200-meter IM crown while Thomas won fist in the 100-meter freestyle. Scott Logan won the 100-meter backstroke, too, rounding out the first-place finishes for the boys’ team.

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