STATE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS: Red Devils’ Dant sets record in 500 freestyle, repeats as 1A-2A champ

Published Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Ross Dant, who competed for Newton-Conover High this swim season, repeated this weekend as the state 1A-2A champion in the 500-meter freestyle. He set a state record with his winning time and will swim in college for N.C. State./NEWTON-CONOVER HIGH PHOTO

CARY — Newton-Conover High’s Ross Dant highlighted finishes by local swimmers over the weekend as he repeated as the state’s best in the 500-meter freestyle in the state 1A-2A meet.

Dant set a classification and state record — finishing in a time of four minutes, 18.70 seconds — and added a second-place finish in the 100 backstroke in 49.16.

Among girls, Nina Turcanu of St. Stephens had a second-place finish in the 500 freestyle in the 3A championships (5:02.98).

Fred T. Foard’s Ethan McCosch finished third twice, in the 500 freestyle (4:43.24) and in the 100 butterfly (50.83) in the 1A-2A meet.

Paul Karre of Newton-Conover delivered two top 10 finishes in 1A-2A boys, taking fourth in the 500 freestyle (4:45.69) and seventh in the 200 freestyle (1:47.06).

The girls’ state team titles were won by Carrboro in 1A-2A, Charlotte Catholic in 3A and Raleigh Leesville Road in 4A.

Boys’ state team championships were won by North Carolina Science and Math in 1A-2A, Marvin Ridge in 3A and Green Hope in 4A.

STATE 1A-2A RESULTS (Saturday in Cary): 2019 NCHSAA 1a2a Swimming & Diving results-3

STATE 3A RESULTS (Friday in Cary) : 2019 NCHSAA 3A Swimming & Diving Championship Results

STATE 4A RESULTS (Thursday in Cary): 2019 4a nchsaa results

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