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Wando captures fourth title SCHSL state championship in girls' swimming

Wando's Coach McKenzie Nash and Head Coach Cheryl Durden celebrate another state title

The Wando High School girls' swimming team continues to be a dynasty at the AAAAA level. The Warriors, led by coaches Cheryl Durden and McKenzie Nash, captured their fourth straight state championship this past week (and sixth overall) at the South Carolina High School League AAAAA state championship meet at the new North Charleston Aquatic Center this past weekend.

Wando held off Spartanburg for the team title; Gil Shaw added an individual state title by winning the 100-yard breaststroke event with a time of 1:04.49.

It was a strong showing for other CCSD programs in the girls' championships; Lucy Beckham High School came in third place in the AAAA meet in their first year of competition, and James Island Charter High School finished fifth. At the AAA level, Academic High School finished in fifth place.

In the boys' swimming state championships on Monday, Academic Magnet's Kyle Hertwig won the 50-yard freestyle AAA state championship with a time of 22.10. Hertwig helped the Raptors come in third place in the team standings.


Wando's Gil Shaw the SCHSL AAAAA title in the 100-yard breaststroke

Wando was the runner-up in the AAAAA state meet, and at the AAAA level, Lucy Beckham took third place and James Island came in fifth place.

Below is the full roster for the Wando girls' 2020 state title team:

Eliza Baxter  
Estelle Bauer
Sophie Frece  
Mara Goodrich  
Regan Leach
Illy Lightfoot
Caitlin Mason  
Ellis Pitts
Halle Schart  
Gil Shaw
Jenna Thrift


 Academic Magnet's Kyle Hertwig won the SCHSL AAA title in the 50-yard freestyle