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Knights qualify for State

North Lincoln Swim Team won the Conference Championship on last Tuesday at Isothermal Community College. The Men’s swim team was a decisive first in the conference with the women’s team finishing second to Hendersonville and ahead of Highland Tech.
All-Conference winners (1st and 2nd place finishes in individual events and 1st place in relays) were:
Nicole Baxter in 200 yd medley relay, 100 yd freestyle, 200 yd freestyle relay, Colby Jackson in 200 yd freestyle, 500 yd freestyle, and 400 yd freestyle relay, Sarah Edwards in 200 yd medley relay, 50 yd freestyle, and 200 yd freestyle relay, Sean Bertran in 200 yd medley relay, 50 yd freestyle, 100 yd freestyle, and 100 yd freestyle relay, Nickele Gates in 200 yd medley relay and 100 yd breaststroke, Collin Murdock in 200 yd medley relay and 100 yd freestyle relay, Kelsey Lee in 200 yd medley relay, 100 yd butterfly, 100 yd back, 100 yd freestyle relay, Kyle Wilkinson in 200 yd medley relay, 100 yd breaststroke, and 400 yd freestyle relay, Jenny Boyle in 200 yd freestyle relay, Mark Lambert in 200 yd medley relay, 200 yd freestyle, and 100 yd backstroke, Matt Roseman in 200 yd and 400 yd freestyle relays, Callihan Glass in 200 yd freestyle relay, Ellen Bunzey in 500 yd freestyle and Matthew Wentworth in the 400 yd freestyle relay.
Other team members scoring points were: Becky Duggan and May Eisner in the 200 yd freestyle, Rachel Blackwelder in the 200 yd individual medley, Aaron Ng in the 200 yd individual medley, Jordan Geer in the 100 yd butterfly, Jesse Dick in 500 yd freestyle, Lauren Blackwelder in 100 yd breaststroke, Lisa Haag, Becky Duggan, Jenny Boyle, and Samantha Philemon in 400-yd freestyle Relay.
The following swimmers will compete at NCSU in Raleigh this Saturday, February 5 in the 1A/2A State Swimming Championships:
Girls 200-yd Medley Relay – Nicole Baxter, Sara Edwards, Nickele Gates, Kelsey Lee, Boys 200-yd Medley Relay – Sean Bertran, Mark Lambert, Collin Murdock, Kyle Wilkinson, Girls 50-yd Freestyle – Nicole Baxter and Sara Edwards, Girls 100-yd Butterfly – Kelsey Lee, Girls 100-yd Backstroke – Sara Edwards and Kelsey Lee, Girls 100-yd Breaststoke – Nickele Gates, Girls 200-yd Freestyle Relay – Nicole Baxter, Jenny Boyle, Sara Edwards, and Kelsey Lee.

by Libby Fletcher

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