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Hilton Head Aquatics claims 6 titles from state long course meet

Sarah Reamy captured twin titles in the girls’ 800 and 1,500 meter freestyle, leading a collection of six state championships claimed by Hilton Head Aquatics at last month’s long course state meet in Columbia.

Reamy, part of five state individual or relay titles at Hilton Head Island High, outtouched teammate Tori Gill as H2A scored a 1-2 finish in girls’ 800 final. The incoming Queens University freshman also went wire-to-wire in winning the 1,500 final.

Gill picked up a victory of her own by winning the 400 freestyle, while Noah Corbitt won the boys’ 400 freestyle to give H2A a sweep of that event. The club’s other titles came on the girls’ side, as Chloe Corbitt captured the 200 butterfly and Meaghan Lyons won the 200 breaststroke.

Chloe Corbitt’s winning time of 2:17.27 also qualified her for the USA Swimming Winter Nationals, to be contested at the end of November in Atlanta. Noah Corbitt’s runner-up finish in the 100 freestyle met the qualifying standard for Junior Nationals, to go with two others achieved earlier this summer.

In all, 25 of Hilton Head Aquatics’ 30 swimmers reached event finals in Columbia and 19 team records were established.