Southeast Guilford’s Godsoe Dominates, But Charlotte Catholic Sweeps 3-A Team Swimming Crowns

RALEIGH — Eugene Godsoe of Southeast Guilford continued domination of his events in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A swimming and diving championships on Saturday night at the Willis Casey Aquatic Center on the campus of N.C. State University.

Godsoe was named the Most Valuable Performer of the meet as he broke both of his own NCHSAA state 3-A records in the 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke in winning both of those events for the fourth consecutive year.

His individual effort wasn’t enough, however, to offset the depth of the Charlotte Catholic teams, who swept to victory in both men’s and women’s competition.

Catholic earned the men’s crown with 234 points, ahead of Southwest Guilford’s 177.5 in second place. Kings Mountain was third with 145, followed by Northwest Cabarrus with 129 and Hickory St. Stephens with 127.

In the women’s competition, Catholic had won the last four 1-A/2-A championships, but easily retained its title despite moving up to 3-A in the new realignment.

Catholic scored 335 points in the women’s meet to 168 for runner-up St. Stephens. Asheville T.C. Roberson was third with 155, with Mooresville fourth (127) and R-S Central fifth (118).

Margaret Bardin of Burlington Williams was the women’s MVP, setting a new 3-A mark in the 50 free and earning All-American consideration in both the 50 and 100.