Lauren Comer shattered the Division I district meet record in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 0.48 seconds on Feb. 18 at Ohio State, but don't ask the senior for the Upper Arlington High School girls swimming and diving team to describe her swim.

Lauren Comer shattered the Division I district meet record in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 0.48 seconds on Feb. 18 at Ohio State, but don't ask the senior for the Upper Arlington High School girls swimming and diving team to describe her swim.

"I don't know how to explain it. I don't even remember that race," said Comer, who broke her previous record of 2:03 that she set in 2010. "I was just going for it. The 200 IM is my favorite event. It's my senior year, and I wanted it so bad. I worked really hard this season and went out with a bang."

Comer and the Golden Bears, who are seeking their eighth consecutive state title, dominated the district meet. UA scored 522 points to finish well ahead of Watterson and Thomas Worthington, which tied for second with 213 points.

The boys team also captured the district title, scoring 435 points to finish ahead of runner-up St. Charles (336.5).

Comer is seeded first in the 200 IM for the state meet on Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25, at Branin Natatorium in Canton. Her closest competitor, Xenia's Megan Carlson (2:03.57), is more than three seconds slower.

Between the boys and girls teams, UA qualified for state in every event except boys diving.

"Honestly, this is one of the best district performances we've ever had since I have been coaching at UA," said girls coach Dan Peterkoski, who is in his ninth season. "The kids came in and were very focused. They knew what they had to do and really attacked their races."

The girls team has the top seeds at state in four events after winning the events at district. In addition to the 200 IM, Comer is seeded first the 100 backstroke (55.66). The other top seeds belong to freshman Gracie Long in the 200 freestyle (1:49.9) and the 400 free relay of Long, Comer, sophomore Jenny Smith and senior Gabby Veri (3:27.21).

Also winning district titles were Smith in the 500 free (4:57.93, seeded fourth at state) and the 200 medley relay of Comer, senior Beth Long, senior Claire Van Fossen and Gracie Long (1:44.99, second).

Also qualifying for state were Smith in the 200 IM (2:06.16, third, 11th seed), Beth Long in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.9, second, 13th seed), Gracie Long in the 100 free (51.26, second, third seed), Van Fossen in the 100 butterfly (55.12, second, second seed) and 100 backstroke (57.72, seventh, 14th seed), Veri in the 50 free (23.78, second, fourth seed) and 100 free (51.84, third, fifth seed), junior Emily Annen in the 100 fly (58.04, eighth, 23rd), sophomore Julie Dierker in the 500 free (5:08.27, fourth, 19th seed), freshman Alexandra Hedden in the 100 free (53.16, eighth, 19th seed), sophomore Jamie Krupp eighth in the 100 breast (1:07, eighth, 23rd seed), freshman Emma Lammers in the 100 fly (57.39, fourth, 12th seed), junior Sarah Mamo in the 200 IM (2:07.35, fourth, 14th seed) and 100 breast (1:06.44, fifth, 18th seed), senior Jessica Miller in the 500 free (5:02.81, third, seventh seed), senior Emmie Piscopo in diving (428.4, fourth, ninth seed), sophomore Elizabeth Weldon in the 200 free (1:53.93, fourth, 11th seed) and 500 free (4:58.56, second, fifth seed) and the 200 free relay of Veri, Miller, Smith and Hedden (1:36.65, second, third seed).

The top two finishers in each swimming event at district automatically advanced to state. In addition, 16 at-large state berths were awarded for each swimming event based on district times statewide.

The top three finishers in boys diving and top four finishers in girls diving also advanced to state.

Sophomore Tom Trace was among the top performers for the boys team at district, winning the 100 back (50.84) and placing third in the 200 IM (1:55.34). He is seeded third at state in the 100 back and ninth in the 200 IM.

"(Winning the 100 back) is a really big accomplishment," he said. "I've worked as hard as I could this whole season. I was thrilled to go that time.

"Last year I came in (to district) as an underdog. I was trying as hard as I could just to get (to state). This year I'm excited to make it back."

Trace was one of seven district champions for the Bears. The others were senior Sean Neri, juniors Ian Reardon and Max Jelen and Trace in the 200 medley relay (1:35.18, sixth seed), Trace, junior Joey Long and seniors Adam Dodson and Andrew Rabe in the 200 free relay (1:25.81, sixth seed), Long, Rabe, Neri and senior Ryan Cutler in the 400 free relay (3:10.68, seventh seed), Reardon in the 200 IM (1:53.17, top seed), Neri in the 500 free (4:37.53, sixth seed) and Long in the 200 free (1:41.47, fourth seed).

Also qualifying for state were Cutler in the 200 free (1:44.64, third, 21st seed) and 100 fly (51.92, fifth, 15th seed), Jelen in the 100 fly (51.38, fourth, ninth seed) and 100 back (52.3, third, 10th seed), Long in the 500 free (4:41.9, second, 19th seed), Neri in the 100 back (52.62, fourth, 13th seed), sophomore Zach Newcome in the 500 free (4:42.61, fourth, 21st seed), Rabe in the 50 free (21.64, third, 18th seed) and 100 free (47.18, fifth, 16th seed) and Reardon in the 100 breast (58.56, third, 13th seed).

"We did our job," boys coach Mike de Bear said. "You never want to take a district title for granted, but hopefully (this) week we have some more left in us for Canton."