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Western alum Noah Henderson swims fast on American-record relay for N.C. State


By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Former Western Alamance swimmer Noah Henderson was part of North Carolina State’s American record in the 200-yard freestyle relay last week.

Western Alamance alum and N.C. State swimmer Noah Henderson

The Wolfpack posted a time of 1 minute, 14.44 seconds in the Atlantic Coast Conference championships at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

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Quintin McCarty, Drew Salls, and Luke Miller joined Henderson on the record-setting relay. Henderson swam the third leg and began pulling away, posting the fastest leg for the Wolfpack at 18.45 seconds.


The Wolfpack matched the school’s conference record in the event set last season, which both Miller and Henderson were a part of, and it bettered the meet record set in 2022 by Virginia. 


N.C. State’s effort last year came in a third-place finish in the NCAA championships, but it wasn’t considered an American record because not all four N.C. State swimmers part of that unit were U.S. swimmers. Nor were the swimmers from the two teams ahead of the Wolfpack in last March’s race.


Also last week, Henderson won his heat in the 50 freestyle in 19.24 seconds but the time didn’t crack the top eight.


N.C. State’s men won their third consecutive ACC team championship with a 461-point margin on runner-up Notre Dame in the five-day competition.

Henderson is a fifth year senior, opting to use a extra season of eligibility to return to the squad for the 2023-2024 season.

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