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Eastern swimmer Carter takes fifth in state meet; BCA swimmer wins two in independent schools competition


By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Eastern Alamance senior swimmer Braylee Carter placed fifth in the Class 3-A state championships by completing the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 16.17 seconds Saturday at Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.

Carter was also on a point-scoring relay as Eastern’s 200 medley relay that also included Sydney Levanthal, Chloe Scott and Audrey Hupman was 12th in 2:03.80.

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Abi Robinson of Williams was 11th in the 100 freestyle in 57.52 seconds and placed 12th in the 50 freestyle in 26.03.

Western Alamance was 11th in the 400 freestyle relay in 4:06.80 with Kensley Gasaway, Elizabeth Merlette, Chelsea Quinn and Lyndsey Heathcote.

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WESTERN WOMEN’S RELAY TEAM: Elizabeth Merlette, Lyndsey Heathcote, coach Ali Orlowski, Chelsea Quinn and Kensley Gasaway.

Heathcote was 12th in the 100 breaststroke in 1:15.23. Gasaway was 16th in the girls’ 400 freestyle in 5:50.59.

For the boys, Owen Sawyer of Eastern Alamance was 13th in 56.86 seconds in the 100 butterfly.


BCA’s Nye swims to two state titles

Meanwhile, Owen Nye of Burlington Christian Academy won two events in the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association’s Division III state championships Tuesday at Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.

Owen Nye

Nye, a junior, swam the 200-yard freestyle in a personal-best 1 minute, 43.07 seconds. He added a title in the 500 freestyle in 4:41.95.

In the 200 freestyle relay, Davis Faucette, Josiah Horn, Chase Newell, and Nye placed fifth. The group was 11th in the 400 freestyle relay.

In January’s Tri-TAC Conference championships, the BCA quartet of Newell, Faucette, Logan Garrett and Nye broke an 8-year-old school record in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:46.79.



Two wrestlers from Alamance County will be in this week’s state tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum based on top-four regional finishes Saturday.

At Hillsborough, Jahzion Patterson of Eastern Alamance was a runner-up in the Class 3-A Mideast Regional at Cedar Ridge. Patterson lost to Eastern Guilford’s Troy Gryder by pin in 2:47 in the 138-pound final.

In the Class 2-A Mideast Regional at Bunn, Max Profitt of Graham was fourth at 126 pounds.

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