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WHS Swimming Results.... PDF Print
Written by Mike Kelly   
Monday, 03 February 2014 09:00

The Watauga High boy's and girl's swimming teams wrapped up their respective seasons on Saturday at the Class 4A Western Regional championships in Huntersville, N.C.


Anne Taylor was WHS' only representative in the girl's regional. She turned in a pair of top-20 finishes. Taylor was 17th in the 50-meter freestyle in 26.13 seconds; she was 19th in the 100-meter butterfly (1:04.34).


Charlotte Catholic won the regional championship with a team score of 506; Cornelius-Hough finished nearly 100 points behind with a team score of 408. Providence finished third.


The WHS boys were led by their relay teams. WHS finished 13th in both the 200-meter freestyle relay and the 400-meter freestyle relay. Reed Conner, Joel Brown, Nick Woody and Ben Watson paced both teams. The 200 relay crossed the finish line in 1:40.30; the 400 relay finished in 3:42.


Conner had the best individual finish for the boys. He was 16th in the 100 freestyle (52.93). Woody had a 19th-place finish in the 100 backstroke (1:03.41) and he was 21st in the 200 freestyle 1:59.21.


Corneilus-Hough won the regional title by besting the field with 361.5 points. South Mecklenburg came in second place with a team score of 357; Ardrey Kell was third. WHS was 17th with 17 points.


"I thought we had some strong swims for our team," said WHS coach David Gragg. "It was a good finish to our season, due to injuries, we had to scratch all the relays for the girls. With the season over, we will regroup and look toward next year."


The state championships will be held in Cary, N.C., this weekend.








50 Free

17. Anne Taylor 26.13



100 Fly

19. Anne Taylor 1:04.34



Top 5 Girls Scores:

1. Charlotte Catholic 506

2. Hough, W.A. 408

3. Providence 262

4. Ardrey Kell 229

5. Roberson, T. C. 169






200 Free

21. Nick Woody 1:59.51



100 Free

16. Reed Conner 52.93



100 Back

19. Nick Woody 1:03.41



200 Free Relay

13. Watauga 1:40.30

(Reed Conner, Joel Brown, Ben Watson, Nick Woody)



400 Free Relay

13. Watauga 3:42.00

(Joel Brown, Reed Conner, Ben Watson, Nick Woody)



Boy's Scores:

1. Hough, W.A. 361.5

2. South Mecklenburg 357

3. Ardrey Kell 303

4. Providence 242

5. Charlotte Catholic 210

6. Myers Park 202.5

7. Robinson, J. M. 120

8. Lake Norman 101

9. East Mecklenburg 62.5

10. Butler 61

11. Olympic 59

12. Mallard Creek 53

13. South Caldwell 51.5

14. Roberson, T. C. 38

14. Independence 38

16. Brown, A. L. 24

17. Watauga 17

18. Mooresville 13

19. Porter Ridge 6

20. Alexander Central 5

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