At the Swimming and Diving Conference Championships this past weekend, the Broughton women took 4th place and the Men took 5th.
The women were led by Adaira Brewer and Carson Harvey. Adaira took 4th in the 100 free and 6th in the 50 free. Carson took 5th in the 50 free and 6th in the 100 free. The women’s 200 free relay of Carson Harvey, Caroline Willis, Adaira Brewer, and Genna Brewer took 3rd. Many of the women had great swims, including Markie Nickens, who took 5 seconds off her 200 free; Helen Semenova, who took 5 seconds off her IM and 1.5 off her breaststroke; Eliza Krause, who took 3 seconds off her backstroke; and Morgan Denning who lowered her 50 free by 1 second.
The men were led by freshman Smith Moran, who won gold in the 500 free and took 5th in the IM. Will Close took 2nd in the fly and 4th in the IM. Jack Messenger took 2nd in the 500 free, Crandall Close took 5th in the 200 free and Colter Carman took 6th in the 200 free. The men’s 400 free relay of Jack Messenger, Smith Moran, Crandall Close, and Will Close took 3rd. Other great swims were had by Tyler Bryan-Harris, who took 4 seconds off his 200 free; Richie Soltis who took 4 seconds off the IM, and Matthew Hodnett who took 2 seconds off his IM. Jack Messenger took 7 seconds off his 500 free. Smith Moran had the best night of all taking 3 seconds off his IM and 10 seconds off his 500 free.
In diving, Mary Brinn Gray took 5th and Angela Duncan took 6th in the women’s meet while Holt Gray took 2nd in the men’s meet.
The team is looking forward to performing well in the State Eastern Regionals which are this Friday for diving and Saturday for swimming. The diving will be held at Pullen Pool and the swimming at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.