Western Alamance alum Henderson adds to All-American totals in pool

By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

North Carolina State senior swimmer Noah Henderson, a Western Alamance alum, completed his collegiate swimming career as part of another American record-setting performance in the NCAA championships.

The Wolfpack placed fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The time of 1 minute, 14.13 seconds lowered the group’s mark from earlier this season in the Atlantic Coast Conference championships. All four relay members are U.S. swimmers, so that qualified for the American record.

The relay gained All-America status for the relay as part of the four-day competition that wrapped up Saturday night in Indianapolis.

The fourth-place relay finish made Henderson a 10-time All-American. It’s the fourth consecutive year he achieved All-American status in at least one event.

Noah Henderson and teammates Luke Miller, Jerry Fox, and Quintin McCarty smash the American record and set the Wolfpack program record, going 1:14.13 to finish fourth in NCAA competition.

Henderson was entered in a couple of individual races this year.

He posted the 17th-fastest time in the 50 freestyle in 19.05 seconds, so that spot ended his two-year streak of All-American results in that event. His time of 45.28 seconds was good for 25th place in the 100 butterfly.

N.C. State placed fifth in the team standings.