The Cornell boys swim team will be sending four participants to the PIAA Class AA championships this weekend at Bucknell University. Senior Colton Claytor, juniors Cole Tipper and Logan Donahue and freshman Dan Joyce have all qualified for states. The foursome punched their state ticket in the first event at the WPIAL championships, taking fourth place in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:43.95 that is seeded No. 18 in the 24-team field at states.
Tipper enjoyed a breakout individual meet at WPIALs. Along with his strong swim in the medley relay he took fourth place in both his individual events, the 100 butterfly (52.88) and the 100 freestyle (48.35). Those times have him seeded high at states, he is the seventh seed in the 100 butterfly and the No. 11 seed in the 100 freestyle. Claytor also earned a PIAA berth in an individual event by virtue of his eighth-place finish in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:48.79. Claytor is the No. 23 seed at states in the 200 freestyle.