East Lincoln Men, Cardinal Gibbons Women Repeat In NCHSAA 1-A/2-A Swimming

RALEIGH – Both the East Lincoln men and the Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons successfully defended their team championships in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A/2-A swimming and diving championships at the Willis Casey Center on the North Carolina State University campus on Saturday.

East Lincoln took the men’s crown with 263.5 points to 175.5 for runner-up Lenoir Hibriten. Cardinal Gibbons was third at 172.5, followed by the North Carolina School of Science and Math at 161 and the Durham School of the Arts with 136 points.

The two East Lincoln swimming crowns in the past two years are the only men’s NCHSAA championships in the history of the school.

Gavin Spake of West Davidson and Stephen Caudill of Elkin shared the Most Outstanding Swimmer award in men’s action. Spake won championships in the 200 free and 500 free, while Caudill captured top honors in the 200 IM and 100 fly.

In women’s competition, Cardinal Gibbons rolled up 316 points to take the team title in convincing fashion. Hillsborough Cedar Ridge was in second with 168 points, followed by Elkin (163), Surry Central (156) and West Davidson (149).

Julie Smith of Cardinal Gibbons and Teresa Long of Raleigh Charter shared the top individual honors. Both had automatic all-American times, Smith in the 200 free and Long in the 50 free, as well as new 1-/2-A state records in those same events.

Smith also had an all-American consideration time in the 100 back while setting a new state record for the classification. Long countered by earning an automatic all-American time in the 100 free.

A total of 36 men’s teams and 37 women’s teams scored points in the championships.

Complete individual results can be found elsewhere on the website under Championship Results, then click on Swimming, then check for the 2007 1-A/2-A results.



NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2007 STATE 1-A/2-A SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Willis Casey Center, North Carolina State University



Men’s Team Scores

Place School Points



1 East Lincoln EL 263 .50

2 Lenoir Hibriten HIB 175 .50

3 Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons CARD 172 .50

4 NC Science & Math NCSM 161

5 Durham School of the Arts DSA 136

6 Newport Croatan CRO 131 .50

7 Hillsborough Cedar Ridge CR 118 .50

8 Kernersville Bishop McGuinness BISH 102

9 Shelby SHEL 99 .50

10 South Brunswick SB 90

11 West Henderson WHEN 88

12 Mayodan McMichael MCM 86

13 Elkin ELK 58

14 Wilkes Central WCEN 53

15 Elizabeth City Northeastern NE 45

16 Central Davidson CDAV 44

17 West Davidson WDAV 40

18 Rutherfordton Thomas Jefferson Classical TJCA 39

19 North Surry NSUR 33

20 Reidsville REID 30

21 Edenton Holmes HOLM 29

22 Kill Devil Hills First Flight FF 28

23 Lejeune LEJ 26

24 North Lincoln NLIN 24

25 Orange ORAN 21

25 East Henderson EHEN 21

27 Roanoke Rapids RR 20

28 Hendersonville HEND 18

29 East Surry ESUR 17

29 Pittsboro Northwood NWOD 17

31 Forest Hills FH 16

32 Mount Airy MTA 5

32 Raleigh Charter RC 5

34 East Davidson EDAV 4

35 Mount Pleasant MTP 3

35 East Bend Forbush FORB 3



Women’s Team Scores

Place School Points



1 Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons CARD 316

2 Hillsborough Cedar Ridge CR 168

3 Elkin ELK 163

4 Surry Central SCEN 156

5 West Davidson WDAV 149

6 Mount Airy MTA 139

7 Raleigh Charter RC 133

8 Boonville Starmount STARM 106

9 Hendersonville HEND 100

10 Shelby SHEL 75

11 Salisbury SAL 66

12 Central Davidson CDAV 65

13 Durham School of the Arts DSA 54

14 Kernersville Bishop McGuinness BISH 52

15 South Brunswick SB 50

16 East Surry ESUR 44

17 South Davidson SDAV 42

18 Kill Devil Hills First Flight FF 40

19 Hillsborough Orange ORAN 32

20 Canton Pisgah PISG 28

21 Camden CAMD 23

21 North Stanly NSTN 23

23 Ledford LED 22

23 NC Science & Math NCSM 22

25 Perquimans PERQ 20

26 Newport Croatan CRO 18

27 West Henderson WHEN 11

28 Catawba Bandys BAND 9

29 Lenoir Hibriten HIB 8

30 North Henderson NHEN 6

31 Maiden MAID 5

32 North Lincoln NLIN 4

32 Manteo MANT 4

34 East Lincoln EL 3

34 West Stokes WSTOK 3

36 Brevard BREV 2

36 Highlands Tech HTEC 2