WELLSBURG - The Brooke boys' swimming team won the West Virginia Region One championship for the first time in 23 years Saturday at the Brooke High School Wellness Center behind a record-setting performance from Derek Wayne.
Area schools were 1-2-3 in the meet as John Marshall was second and Wheeling Park third.
In the girls' event, Morgantown won the crown, with Wheeling Park second.
The Top-4 placers in each event qualified for this week's state meet at the West Virginia University Natatorium in Morgantown. The remainder of the field will be taken from the top times at the other regional sites.
Wayne qualified for the 200 freestyle in school-record time. He also qualified for the 500 freestyle, smashing another record.
Brooke's Josh Harrick qualified in the 200 IM and 100 freestyle, while teammate Kevin Rowland advanced in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Alec Salakovich advanced in the 100 backstroke, while Stefan Slavik moved on in the 100 backstroke.
Jacob Robey and Rusty Kocher advanced in the 100 butterfly for Brooke.
Also, all three relay quads earned state berths, a first for the Brooke program.
John Marshall's J.J. Artimez was a double winner, capturing the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly. His teammate, Adam Mull, won the 100 breaststroke.
Wheeling Park won two relays - the 200 freestyle (Cody Patterson, Josh Garrett, Patrick Vogelin, Jimmy Roset) and the 400 freestyle (Patterson, Noah Salvatore, Roset, Vogelin).
On the girls' side, Brooke's Kaylea Dulaney established a regional and meet record in the 100 butterfly, as well as regional, meet, pool and school mark in the 100 backstroke.
Sara Riggs also advanced in the 200 IM for the Bruins.
Wheeling Park captured the 200 medley relay with Kati DiCola, Katlyn Curnes, Stacy Chaplin and Cecelia Jebbia. Curnes was also a winner in the 100 breaststroke.
Weir's Kesey Ferguson won the 200 IM.
Ohio Division II
STEUBENVILLE - Steubenville Catholic's Elizabeth Miller was a two-time winner at Saturday's meet at Steubenville High School.
The winners in each event advanced to next week's district meet at The Ohio State University. The other 27 entries will be culled from the top times at the other sectional events.
Miller won the 500 freestyle and 200 Im to lead the Crusaders to fifth place in the team standings, best among local squads.
St. Clairsville was fifth on the boys' side, paced by Michael Eaton, who won the 100 breaststroke.
Barnesville's Chris Baker captured the title in the 200 IM.