MONROE – Union Academy’s Kelsi Hill won a pair of individual titles to lead the Cardinals at the PAC 7 conference meet, which is the final tuneup before regional meets that conclude on Feb. 1.
Hill dominated the field in her two events, winning both the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke with ease.
Hill also anchored a pair of third-place relay teams as she teamed with Ellie Yanacsek, Claire Carpenter and Rebecca Hartung to take third in the 200 freestyle relay and partnered with Hartung, Carpenter and Caroline Nygard to take third in the 400 freestyle relay.
Carpenter placed fourth in two events including the 100 freestyle and 500 freestyle.
Nygard placed fifth in the 100 breaststroke and teamed with Yanacsek, Caroline Black and Silvana Barco to place fifth in the 200 medley relay.
On the boys side, Hayden Carpenter led the way by placing second in both the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle.
He also teamed with Aidon Love, Dylan Brooks and Zac Tice to place third in the 200 medley relay.
The Cardinals also took third in the 200 freestyle relay (Love, Brooks, Tice and Hayden Carpenter) and in the 400 freestyle relay (Colson Honeycutt, Andrew Nichols, Andrew Young and Zachar Zgombic).
Love (50 freestyle), Andrew Nichols (100 butterfly) and Zac Tice (100 breaststroke) took home fourth-place finishes while Lover (100 freestyle) and Young (200 freestyle) took fifth place.
Union Academy finished third in the conference in the boys and girls races.
CATA boys win, girls second at RRC finals
SALISBURY – The CATA boys won the Rocky River Conference swimming and diving championships while the girls took second on Jan. 24 at the Rowan Aquatic Club YMCA.
The Cougars were led by Anika Farley and Megan Rink on the girls side and Steven Bausinger and Blake Teague on the boys side as each claimed individual and relay titles.
Farley won the 200 IM while Rink was victorious in the 100 butterfly and the two teamed to win a pair of relays.
The combined with Grace Powell and Katherine Harman to win the 200 medley relay and the same foursome took first in the 200 freestyle relay.
Bausinger took conference gold in both the 200 IM and in the 100 butterfly while Teague won the 500 freestyle.
The two paired with Jack Wild and Carson Brackenbush to win the 200 medley relay.
Wild, Brackenbush, Josh Likes and Bausinger took first in the 200 freestyle relay while Likes, Caleb Huff, Trent DeMario and Brackenbush claimed first in the 400 freestyle relay.
Camden Williams was the only individual winner from Forest Hills as he took first in the 200 freestyle relay.
Overall, the CATA boys scored 202 points and beat out West Stanly (180), Mount Pleasant (115), Forest Hills (107) and East Montgomery (86) for the conference title.
The girls scored 162 and finished second to West Stanly (232). The rest of the conference finished with Mount Pleasant (119), Forest Hills (50) and East Montgomery (30).