North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Ontjes Leads Raleigh Charter Women; Ncssm Men Win 1-A/2-A Swimming

CARY— Olivia Ontjes led Raleigh Charter to a third consecutive women’s team championship in convincing fashion Saturday night in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A/2-A swimming and diving championships at the Triangle Aquatic Center.

Ontjes earned Most Valuable Performer honors in the meet with individual titles in the 100 freestyle and the 100 breast, setting a new 1-A/2-A record in the 100 free and recording All-American Automatic times in both events. She also swam on two victorious relay teams.

Raleigh Charter amassed a whopping 376 points, well ahead of runner-up Carrboro      with 161. Lincoln Charter was third at 154 with Lake Norman Charter and Pittsboro Northwood tied for fourth with 148 points.  A total of 43 schools scored in the women’s meet.

Christian Lappin of Lincoln Charter took two individual crowns, winning both the 50 freestyle and the 100 butterfly.

Jacob Vosburgh of Durham North Carolina School of Science and Math turned in an excellent performance to lead his team to the men’s championship, winning both the 200 free and the 500 free and swimming anchor on the victorious 200 free relay quartet. He set a 1A/2A record of 4:38.38 in the 500.

NCSSM tallied 281 points to 237.5 for second-place Carrboro, which was the three-time defending champion. Lake Norman Charter was third at 214, with Shelby (168) in fourth and Kernersville Bishop McGuinness (112) in fifth.  There were 39 schools scoring points in the men’s championship.

Parker Campbell of Shelby was the men’s MVP, setting a pair of 1-A/2-A records while winning both the 200 individual medley and the 100 backstroke.

Tarboro’s Cameron Anderson was a double individual winner among the men, taking first in the 100 free and finishing in a dead heat for first in the 50 free with Carrboro’s Justin Morrell.  Thomas Bilden of Carrboro established a 1-A/2-A mark in the 100 butterfly.

The 4-A championships were held on Thursday and the 3-A championships on Friday at the Triangle Aquatics Center.

All American Swim Supply serves as a sponsor of the championships, and the Raleigh Sports Consortium is the primary host sponsor.