Three members of the River Cities Aquatics swim team recently competed at Iowa Swimming Incorporated’s state meets.
Navaeh Wagoner, 10, placed in the top 10 of three events at the girls 12-and-under event.
Wagoner grabbed eighth in the 500-yard freestyle, which earned her a medal, in 6:46.88. She finished ninth out of 58 swimmers in the 50 freestyle and 10th out of 36 in the 50 backstroke.
“She trains harder than most and is very intense when it comes to racing,” coach Kevin Raske said. “I think she has a bright future in the sport. She should continue to keep up the traits of working hard and having fun.”
Other highlights for Wagoner were an 11th-place finish in the 100 freestyle and grabbing 15th in a field of 47 in the 200 freestyle.
At the 13-and-older boys state meet, Clinton High senior Matt Boyd and freshman Josh Hill both performed well.
“These men were back in the pool training the Monday after the high school state meet to prepare to swim well,” Raske said.
Hill was a finalist in each of his events and swam faster than he was seeded in each event.
Hill placed sixth in the 500 freestyle, besting his time from the high school season.
Boyd won the 400 individual medley at the meet.
“For Matt, this was more of a meet to use as a measuring stick to see where he was in his training before heading to the 2012 Central Zone Speedo Sectional Championships in Pleasant Prairie, Wis.,” Raske said. “At that meet, he will be competing against some of the best in the Midwest as everyone around the USA is scratching and clawing to qualify for the Olympic Trials.”