Hodges earns Coastal Conference swimmer of the year
NEW BERN — Ted Hodges made quite a splash this season as the Washington Pam Pack star was named the Coastal Conference swimmer of the year.
He helped lead the Pam Pack to a fourth-place finish in Wednesday’s conference championships in New Bern. Hodges placed fifth in the 200 free (2:05.26) and fifth in the 100 free (55.56).
The Pam Pack girls placed sixth.
Several athletes turned in regional qualifying times for coach Spencer Pake’s team.
J.H. Rose won the boys meet with 137 points, followed by West Carteret (95), New Bern (83), Washington (77), D.H. Conley (64), Havelock (42) and South Central (19).
Rose also won the girls meet, finishing with 143 points. New Bern was close behind with 139 points, followed by D.H. Conley (79), South Central (77), Havelock (44), Washington (24) and West Carteret (16).
Washington’s highest finish for the boys came in the 200 free relay, as the Pack took second in 1:39.47. The 400 free relay team added a fourth-place showing (3:46.84).
A couple of athletes turned in third-place performances. Will Davis took third in the 100 breast (1:12) and Charles Pfeiffer was third in the 200 intermediate (2:35.63). Pfeiffer also captured seventh in the 500 free (6:22.63).
Dayne Winstead placed fourth in the 200 intermediate (2:39.35) and fifth in the 100 backstroke (1:08.41).
Brandon Niederhauser (24.79) and Luke Stroud (24.82) took seventh and eighth, respectively, in the 50 free. Davis added a seventh-place effort in the 200 free (2:11.42), while York Winstead was eighth in the 100 fly (1:12.93).
Sharon Niederhauser had a solid day for the Pam Pack girls. She placed third in the 50 free (27.02) and fourth in the 100 free (1:01.96).
Jessie Howard placed seventh in the 200 free (2:24.19) and eighth in the 500 free (6:31.59).
Shelby Smithwick placed ninth in the 100 free (1:06.65).