North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Raleigh Charter Wins 5th Straight; Carrboro, Shelby Deadlock In Men’s Swimming

           CARY—  Raleigh Charter won its fifth consecutive team championship  Friday night in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A/2-A women’s swimming and diving championships at the Triangle Aquatic Center.

            Raleigh Charter scored 284 points to 222 for Mooresville Pine Lake Prep, with Lincoln Charter third at 206. Lake Norman Charter was fourth at 167.5 and Durham North Carolina School of Science and Math finished fifth at 128. There were 44 teams scoring in the women’s meet.

Pine Lake Prep’s Alyssa Marsh was a double winner, taking both the 50 free and the 100 bultterfly while also swimming on relay teams that took second and third. She was named the meet’s Most Outstanding Swimmer for the second consecutive year.

            Sarah Mandis of Kill Devil Hills First Flight was also won a pair of individual titles, finishing first in the 200 free and 500 free.

The men’s meet went right down to the final event, with Carrboro having to win the 400 freestyle relay and Shelby finish fifth for the meet to finish in a dead heat—and that is exactly what happened. Carrboro and Shelby each tallied 249 points, followed by NCSSM and Lincoln Charter tied for third at 179 and Washington in fifth at 169.  There were 35 schools scoring in the men’s championships.

            Will Macmillan of Carrboro won two individual events, taking top honors in the 100 free and setting a new 1-A/2-A record in the 200 free in 1:38.85, swimming the lead leg on a record-setting 200 medley relay team and anchoring the 400 free winning squad. He was named the men’s meet Most Outstanding Swimmer for the second straight year.

            Carrboro’s Thomas Bilden also was victorious in two individual events.

            The 4-A championships will be held on Saturday and the 3-A championships were contested Thursday at the Triangle Aquatics Center. The Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance is the host sponsor of the championships.