PROVIDENCE MEN, HOUGH WOMEN EARN NCHSAA 4-A SWIM CROWNS
CARY— Perennial power Charlotte Providence used its depth to grab its third consecutive men's state title on Saturday night in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A swimming and diving championships at the Triangle Aquatic Center.
Although the Panthers didn't have an individual state champion, the Providence depth and victories in two relays, the 200 medley and the 200 freestyle, lifted it to the state crown, Providence's sixth all-time men's swimming title
Providence had 265 points to 213 for Hough, with Raleigh Leesville Road in third with 141. Lake Norman placed fourth with 138 points and East Chapel Hill was fifth with 131. A total of 46 teams tallied points in the men's championship.
Logan Heck of Lake Norman won individual titles in both the 50 free and the 100 free, and Pinecrest's Kurt Wohlrab swam to victories in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke. Wohlrab was named the meet's Most Outstanding Swimmer.
Cornelius W.A. Hough won its first NCHSAA swim title in the women's competition, buoyed by victories in the 200 medley relay and a new all-classification mark in the 400 free relay, shattering the old mark by almost four seconds. Whitney Timberlake of Hough also captured an individual title in diving.
Hough rolled up 314 points to win, and then the next four finishers were from Wake County. Runner-up Cary Panther Creek had 190 points, and then came in order defending champion Apex (178), Cary (150) and Cary Green Hope (146). A total of 39 schools scored points in the women's meet.
Hannah Lincoln of Leesville Road earned state titles in the 50 free and the 100 butterfly and was the women's championship Most Outstanding Swimmer.
Henriette Stenkvist of Panther Creek was also a double winner, taking first place in both the 200 free and 100 backstroke. Green Hope's Hannah Moore also captured a pair of individual crowns, winning both the 200 individual medley and the 500 free.
All American Swim Supply serves as the title sponsor of the championships, and the Raleigh Sports Consortium is the primary host sponsor.
COMPLETE RESULTS ARE AVAILABLE BY CLICKING ON CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS ON RIGHT SIDE OF FRONT PAGE AND THEN TO SWIMMING