High School Sports

Swim: Suarez, O'Brien lead DF at state

Anne Suarez and Maquala O’Brien led Dutch Fork at the Class 4A state swimming championship meet on Saturday in Rock Hill.

Suarez and O’Brien both had Top 10 individual performances, and joined forces with Hannah Hirsch and Madeline Link to produced an eighth-place finish in the 200 free relay.

Suarez, a sophomore, placed sixth in the 200 free with a time of 2:00.06 after finishing eighth in the same event in 2:03.34 in 2007. She also scored in the backstroke, finishing 14th. O’Brien, a senior, had two Top 10 efforts for the second year in a row. This time, she placed eighth in the 500 free and the breaststroke.

Dutch Fork’s run of seven straight Top 10 finishes, however, came to an end. The Silver Foxes were 15th with 102 points.