Washington swimming competes at State Championships

Published 2:36 pm Friday, February 7, 2014




The future is bright for the young Pam Pack boys and girls swim teams, as both finished in 10th place respectively on Thursday at the NCHSAA 1A/2A State Championships.

The boys ended with 94 points, while the girls finished with 100.

Freshman Kevin Andrews, who has been the most consistent Washington swimmer this season, had the highest finish among Pam Pack swimmers, taking third place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 55.03. Andrews also had a sixth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:49.98.

Junior Megan Baldwin has also separated herself from the “Pack” this season with her regularity. On Thursday, Baldwin finished fifth in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.90 and fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:08.68.

In the relays, Baldwin, Chandler Beach, Lanie Godley and Amy Arnold ended the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:59.17 and a fifth-place finish. The same quartet of Pam Pack swimmers had another fifth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay. For the men, Andrews, Justin Clark, Robert Sandy and Eric Lovenberg solidified a fifth-place finish in the grueling 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:24.15.