At the NCISAA state swimming championships on Feb. 20, the CA girls came in first, and the boys came in second.
Click here for full results, and check out some of the highlights below:
Izzy Barnette - reset her school record in the 100-yard freestyle.
Girls 200-yard freestyle relay - reset the school record that was posted at the TISAC conference meet. The record now belongs to Amy Chang, Emma Zayas, Elena Zayas and Isabella Barnette.
Girls 400-yard freestyle relay - reset the school record that was also posted at the TISAC meet. The record now belongs to Helen Chen, Emma Zayas, Nisma Said and Isabella Barnette.
Boys 200 freestyle relay - STATE CHAMPION RELAY and new school record! Relay members are Will Newman, Josh Pullen, Ben Humphries and Ari Kaufman.
At the 18-team NCISAA State Wrestling Tournament held at Cary Academy on Feb. 17-18, two Chargers won state titles.
Earning top individual honors for the Chargers were brothers Julian and Christian Sodano. Christian ('19) toughed out a hard-fought double overtime battle with Wesleyan Christian Academy's second seed, Cameron Johnson, at the 126-pound weight class and won the first CA state title of the night. Julian ('18) made quick work out of Charlotte Country Day School's number one-seeded wrestler, Max Spada, at the 138-pound weight class to pick up the second state title of the night.
Joe McDarris ('18), fashioned his way through the 152-pound bracket getting to finals, losing to Charlotte Latin's senior, Jack Sobel, and finishing as a state runner-up. Chapman Fitzgerald ('18) finished 4th in the 132-pound weight class. Osamah Atieh ('19) finished sixth at the 170-pound weight class. Also finishing 6th for the Chargers were Andrew Lee ('17) at the 182-pound bracket, and Isiah Hoile ('18) at the 195-pound spot.
The CA team once again placed sixth coming within less than 50 points of the top four team spots.
One of CA's JV robotics teams, the ChargerBots, competed in the state tournament on Feb. 18 in Greensboro. The team was one of 36 in the state to have advanced to states.
Although the team didn't place, it gave its all. According to advisor Betsy MacDonald, "The ChargerBots were continuously plagued with connection problems between their robot and the driver station. They showed true CA spirit in persisting with troubleshooting, working with other teams, and approaching each match with an optimism that fates would change. Much was learned though, both from their own bot and in seeing the designs of other teams.
"The ChargerBots, along with Team Q, look to build on experience from this year, and we hope that next year, both teams will return to the state tournament and perhaps beyond. Thanks to all the parents for their support, food, transport and good cheer. Finally, kudos also to CA senior, Liam Carriker, a member of the TundraBots, whose team was a member of the winning alliance, and they have advanced to the Super Regionals to be held in Atlanta in a couple of weeks' time."