At this week’s swim meet against Enloe, Garner, and Southeast Raleigh, both Maria Baric and Jack Messenger set new school records. Maria swam a 1:07.77 in the 100 breaststroke and Jack Messenger swam a 21.41 in the 50 freestyle. Both these swimmers led the CAPS to almost upsetting favored Enloe. Enloe had beaten the women by 51 points earlier in the season and this time they edged out the CAPS by only 14. Earlier in the season the Enloe men beat the CAPS by 11 and this time they won by only 7. Great swims were had by many swimmers, especially Richie Soltis, John Michael Curtis, Chaise McMillan, and Andrew Phillips. The men raised their record for the season to 11-3-1 and the women raised their record to 10-5 as both teams defeated Garner and Southeast Raleigh.
The swimmers and divers are preparing for next week’s conference championships. The diving portion will be held on Thursday, January 26 beginning at 5:00 at NCSU. The swimming portion will be held Saturday afternoon, 1pm, January 28 at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.Richard Dubois