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Western alum Noah Henderson gains golds in Atlantic Coast Conference swim meet; Lauryn Carlton sets Elon throwing record


By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Western Alamance alum Noah Henderson took part in two championship relays as part of North Carolina State’s record-setting performance in men’s swimming last week in the Atlantic Coast Conference championships.

Henderson was part of N.C. State’s first-place efforts in the 200-yard freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay.

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The team champion Wolfpack racked up 1,615 points, setting a meet record at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. N.C. State’s men won their eighth championship in nine years.

In the 200 relay, Henderson completed his split in 18.79 seconds as part of the team’s winning time of 1 minute, 15.10 seconds. In the 400 relay, he had the team’s fastest split in 41.58 seconds as the Wolfpack posted a time of 2:47.32/.

In the individual 50 freestyle, Henderson was eighth in 19.30. He also was eighth in the 100 butterfly in 45.78.

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Noah Henderson

Henderson, a six-time All-American, will be part of the NCAA championships next month. He’s in his fourth year in the N.C. State program, but he has another year of eligibility remaining.

For Western Alamance, Henderson had a distinguished high school career with multiple Class 3-A state championships.


Another Western alum, Carlton, breaks Elon record

Lauryn Carlton broke the Elon school record in the weight throw during Liberty’s Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational earlier this month at Lynchburg, Virginia.

Carlton, a Western Alamance alum, launched a throw of 60 feet, 8 inches. The redshirt junior placed third out of 40 entrants in the indoor track and field event.

Lauryn Carlton

Last spring, she earned All-Colonial Athletic Association honors in the shot put during the outdoor season. She was the 2021 CAA outdoor champion in the discus.


Poteat plays role with Hokies

Former Clover Garden and Burlington School player Mylyjael Poteat has made an impact as a reserve for Virginia Tech’s men’s basketball team.

Mylyjael Poteat

He had a season-high 15 points and shared the Hokies’ top mark with six rebounds in Saturday’s 79-72 victory against co-leader Pittsburgh in an ACC game.

The 6-foot-9 Poteat played two seasons for Rice before transferring to Virginia Tech after last season.

The Hokies will make a couple of appearances in the region in the next couple of weeks. There’s Saturday night’s visit to Duke and next month’s ACC Tournament in Greensboro.


Coach reaches Elon high

Kathy Bocock became the winningest coach in Elon softball history Sunday when the Phoenix defeated visiting James Madison 8-2. That outcome gave Bocock, whose first season as head coach came 2012 following two years as an assistant, her 278th victory with the team.

Elon ended the weekend with a 4-5 record through two weeks of play.

In baseball, Elon opened the season by defeating visiting Kentucky 3-0 on Friday behind a combined four-hitter from Shea Sprague, Liam Dabagian and Ben Simon. It marked the first visit to Latham Park from a Southeastern Conference team in 16 years. Kentucky won 5-1 and 4-0 to complete the series.

Photos courtesy of N.C. State Athletics,

Virginia Tech Athletics, and Elon Athletics

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