Senior swimmers honored in final home meet

Published 3:18 pm Friday, January 19, 2024

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Four Washington High School seniors and two from Southside competed for the last time at the Moore Aquatic Center earlier this week as the post-season draws closer.
Southside’s Ty Cole and Jacob Taylor along with Keenan Curtis, Davis Jones, Tanner Moore and Henry Woolard from Washington had a successful day in the pool
The WHS boys and girls teams finished second behind Havelock, while the Southside boys were third. Northeast Carolina Prep also competed.
Sophomore Aubrey Woolard led the Pam Pack girls with victories in the 50 (26.15) and 100-freestyle (59.15) and was part of the winning 200 freestyle relay team with Lydia Smith, Kathryn Gautier and Eva Hill. The same four girls finished second in the 200 medley relay.
Catherine Lich, Caroline Mitchell, Emma Orr and Hill teamed to win the 400 free relay in 5:21.
Hill was first in the 200-freestyle (2:49.63) and Smith won the 100-backstroke in (1:24.19). Gautier was second in the 100-breaststroke and fourth in the 50-freestyle, while Mitchell took third in the 100-breaststroke and fifth in the 50-freestyle.
On the boys side, Cole led Southside with a victory in the 50-freestyle (25.17) and a runner-up finish in the 100-butterfly (1:06.56) Taylor was second in the 20-freestyle (2:46.86) and sixth in the 100-freestyle, while Taylor Ashley was fourth in the 200-freestyle and sixth in the 50-freestyle.
For Washington, junior Evan Makepeace won the 100-butterfly (1:06.24) was third in the 100-freestyle and was part of the second place 200-freestyle relay team with Jacob Spivey, Gabe Niederhauser and Wayland Mitchell. Niederhauser won the 100-frestyle (59.49) and took second in the 50-freestyle (27:09). Mitchell won the backstroke (1:32) and was fifth in the 100-freestyle. Jones won the 100-breaststroke (1:29) and was part of the first place 400 freestyle relay team with Tanner Moore, Adam Mizelle and Woolard (5:08.62). Moore was third in the 200-freestyle, while Curtis was fourth in the 50-freestyle and seventh in the 100-freestyle.