The Arkansas Valley girls' swimming team's season may have just started on Wednesday at a double dual at Manitou Springs, but the Lady Tigers have already started qualifying its members for the state tournament.

The Lady Tigers split the double dual, losing to Manitou Springs 124 1/2-55, but they defeated Englewood 103-52.

Emily Moreland qualified in two events: the 200-yard individual medley in a winning time of 2:33.82, and in the 100-yard freestyle, where she finished second in 1:00.84.

Moreland's sister, Gracie, qualified in the 100-yard backstroke in a second-place time of 1:08.38.

One Lady Tiger relay team also qualified as the team of the Morelands, plus Isabel Gaines and Izzie Ball, finished second in the 200-yard medley relay in a second-place time of 2:03.44.

Arkansas Valley hosted a dual meet with St. Mary's on Thursday. Its next action will be a home dual against Fountain Valley next Wednesday at 4 p.m.

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