MORGANTOWN—Grafton High School (GHS) sophomore Will Angus competed in the West Virginia State Swim Meet on Tuesday, April 20, becoming the first male swimmer from GHS to do so.
Will added to this accomplishment by swimming in the “finals” heat seeded in 8th place in the 100 yard backstroke and finishing in 9th overall, with a new school record and personal best time of 1:03.32.
This placement is just three spots out of medal contention, which is awarded for first through sixth.
Will also swam a personal best school record in his 200 yard IM race, finishing in a time of 2:30.22, which was up three spots to 19th from his original seeding of 22nd place.
Another exciting statistic for the day was that, due to the four points earned by Angus in the backstroke, Grafton High School was listed among the scoring teams and therefore finished 24th in the state in swimming.
“We were thrilled with Will’s overall performance, and of course the experience itself. The new aquatic center in Morgantown is phenomenal, so any time you get a chance to swim there it is a great day, but even better when it is for the state meet,” voiced coach heather England.
Now that he has this experience under his belt, and the high school season is over, Angus will continue to prepare with his club team for the upcoming zones qualifying. We wish him the best of luck, and will be looking forward to another run at states next season!