Congratulations to both CA swim teams on a terrific performance at the State Meet in Greensboro Monday.
The girls dominated on their way to a second consecutive State Championship. The Charger girls scored 349 points while the runner up team, Charlotte Latin, was 112 points behind at 237. The boys finished as State Runners-Up to a very talented Charlotte Latin boys team.
The girls started the meet at a school record setting pace, literally, in the Medley Relay with Nisma Said, Amy Chang, Charlotte Hook and Helen Chen. Senior Ben Humphries finished his swimming career breaking school records in both of his individual events, the 100 Free and 50 Free. The 50 Free, was an 18-year-old record held by Phillip Barish – and earned Ben state champion status. Izzy Barnette reset her 100 yard Freestyle record and a multitude of Relay records fell by the wayside including the girls 200 yard Freestyle Relay (Elena Zayas, Isabella Barnette, Emma Zayas, Charlotte Hook) and 400 Yard Free Relay (Helen Chen, Emma Zayas, Nisma Said and Isabella Barnette). However, The bittersweet moment came in the boys 200 Freestyle Relay with Will Newman, Vincent Wang, Ben Humphries and Josh Pullen. They set a new school and STATE MEET RECORD --- only to place 2nd by .07 seconds thereby never really holding the record.
Other Medalists of the Meet:
Eighth grader Charlotte Hook, finished 2nd overall in BOTH of her individual events, the 200 IM and 100 Butterfly and broke the long time IM record held by Bryttany Curran.
The following placed 3rd; Nisma Said (100 Fly), Josh Pullen (50 Free), Jack Todd (500 Free) and Amy Chang (100 Breaststroke). Nisma also set a CA 100 yard backstroke record.
Girls 200 Medley Relay (state champs), 200 Free Relay (2nd place) and 400 Free Relay (3rd place)
Boys 200 Freestyle Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay (Wang, Pullen, Todd and Humphries) finished 2nd in both events