PROVIDENCE, EAST CHAPEL HILL TAKE TEAM CROWNS IN 4-A SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
CARYâŽ¯ Charlotte Providence captured its first state men’s swimming championship sine 1998 on Thursday in the 4-A All American Swim Supply-NCHSAA 2010 State Swimming and Diving Championships at the Triangle Aquatic Center.
Providence won its fourth state title all-time as the Panthers rolled up 257 points to 188 for runner-up North Mecklenburg. Lake Norman was third with 184, followed by South Mecklenburg at 183 and Cary Green Hope with 154.
The first four team finishers all qualified to the state meet out of the West Regional.
It was a good night for the Darmody family, as freshman Kyle Darmody of Providence won the 50 free and anchored state championship performances in both the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay. He was second in the 100 free.
Junior Kip Darmody took first in the 100 backstroke, breaking his own state 4-A mark set a year ago, in 49.12 seconds.
Green Hope’s Dominick Glavich, a junior, captured a pair of state individual titles in the 200 individual medley and 100 breast and earned the meet’s Most Valuable Performer. Sanderson’s Matt Taylor was also a double winner in the 100 and 200 free.
East Chapel Hill rolled to victory in the women’s competition, tallying 231 points to 144 for second-place Cary in winning its first state title since 2005 and eighth all-time. Cary Panther Creek was third at 134 and Lake Norman and Apex Middle Creek tied for fourth with 129 each.
West Johnston’s Sarah Henry was the MVP in the women’s meet, earning two first-place finishes and setting new state 4-A records in both the 200 free (1:53.33) and the 500 free (4:46.69).
Julie Doran of Holly Springs won her fourth consecutive state title in one-meter diving, while Cary senior Torrey Bussey won a pair of events, the 200 individual medley and the 100 breast.
Wendyâ€™s is the presenting sponsor of the NCHSAA sports programs and the Raleigh Sports Consortium is the primary host sponsor for the championships in Wake County.