Upper St. Clair High School is sending nine boys and nine girls to the PIAA swim meet Thursday, according to athletic director Matthew Mellinger.
The 18 students qualified for the state competition following a strong showing in the WPIAL championship.
Two boys finished in first place. Ryan Dudzinski won both the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke. Alex Hardwick captured the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle.
Dudzinski and Hardwick's wins helped push the boys' swim team to second place in the WPIAL championship.
The girls' team also swam away with an impressive finish—coming in third place.