Patriots place 7th at Clayton

On Saturday, the Heritage boys swim team placed sixth while the girls took ninth out of 24 teams at the Clayton County Invitational.

Heritage finished seventh overall in combined team scores.

"The team had a very good meet. We were even missing a number of strong swimmers," Heritage coach Karl Koenig said. "Many of our swimmers dropped time and that is our goal every meet."

For the boys, Nathanael Eisenman placed first in the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 53.96 seconds, shaving 2.5 seconds off his previous best.

Dylan Johnson was second in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:07.38.

The 200-meter freestyle relay team took first with a mark of 1:32.23, chipping away two seconds off its previous best time.

For the girls, Becca Bradley finished second in the 100-meter breaststroke with a mark of 1:19.39.

"We are looking forward to the county meet and we're very excited about the state meet," Koenig said. "So far all three of our boys relays have qualified. Nathanael and Dylan are also qualified in a number of individual events."