Led by the North Carolina Aquatic Club, teams from the Triangle swept the top six places at the Tar Heel States Swim Meet held July 30 through Aug. 1 at the Triangle Aquatic Club in Cary. NCAC, the host team, took first place with 3,070.50 points. Second place went to the Raleigh Swimming Association (2,808). Duke Aquatics (2,712.50) was third, followed by YMCA of the Triangle Area (2,280), the Marlins of Raleigh Swim Team (2,337) and Wake County's New Wave Swim Team (1,439). More than 600 athletes from 20 teams from across the state competed, assistant meet director Jack O'Donnell reported. (Team scores and high-points scorers are below.)
Triangle swimmers, with the women leading the way, produced top-10
finishes and a variety of junior- and senior-nationals qualifying times
during the highly competitive Charlotte UltraSwim meet held Thursday
through Sunday and hosted by the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club at the
Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center.
In the top individual finish, Duke Aquatics' Ashley Twichell, 20, was
seventh in the women's 1,500-meter freestyle in 8 minutes, 53.54
seconds, a time that qualifies her for the U.S. senior nationals.
The YMCA of the Triangle Area's men's 400-meter freestyle relay team had the top finish among Triangle competitors.
Triangle swimmers swept individual high-point honors and took four of the top eight places in the team competition at the N.C. Swimming Senior Short-Course Championships held Jan. 28-31 in Huntersville.
Victoria Mitchell, 17, of the Marlins of Raleigh-Wolfpack Aquatics won
the women's MVP award with 127 individual points, and Dominick Glavich,
16, of the YMCA of the Triangle Area Swim Team won the men's award with
Mitchell, winner of the 500, 1,000, 1,650 freestyles, became the third
MOR swimmer to win the senior championships high-point award, coach
Paul Silver said.