Swim relay team qualifies for state meet

Published 1:32 pm Tuesday, February 13, 2024

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The Davie boys swim team’s 200 free relay team broke the program record, finished seventh in the Central Regional and qualified for the state championships.

Zach Hirata, Aiden Davis, Bryce Harnsberger and Earnhardt Harris produced a record-setting time of 1:30 in the 200 relay.

The Davie boys finished in the top 10 in three events, including an eighth-place finish by Harris in the 100 butterfly at 52.72. The 200 medley relay team of Davis, Logan Zuleger, Hirata and Harris went 1:40.44 to place 10th.

“Amazing swimming,” coach Lance White said. “Everyone posted some incredible splits and individual swims. I’m so proud of this group for putting in the extra work and getting ready for regionals. Cheering and team support was amazing, and thank you to all the supporters who came to support the team in the stands.

“After a long wait for the West Region to finish, we did get confirmation that our boys 200 free relay is advancing to the state championship. Making the states in any event is an amazing feat, and to be able to have a relay team there shows the amazing dedication all of you put in not only this season but for many of you the last few years. I’m so proud of everything this group has accomplished this season.”

The Davie boys have set records in three events this season: Davis, Zuleger, Hirata and Harris in the 200 medley relay at 1:40.44 and Hirata in the 100 back at 53.85. In 2022, Harris broke the Davie record in the 200 IM at 2:02.12.

The state meet was held Feb. 10 in Cary.