Southwestern 4A conference foes Myers Park and Ardrey Kell are waging a fierce battle for the league’s top spot in this year’s Wachovia Conference Cup competition.
Myers Park, however, sits in the No. 1 spot, by the slimmest of margins, after the winter season. The Mustangs have a total of 127.5 points, while the Knights have 127.
The Wachovia Conference Cup is a companion to the Wachovia Cup, an award sponsored by Wachovia and the N.C. High School Athletic Association to recognize the schools that achieve the best overall athletic performances within each of the state’s four classifications. The Conference Cup is awarded to schools with the best performance in each individual conference.
Myers Park sits in first place in the Southwestern 4A, thanks to league runner-up finishes this winter in wrestling, boys basketball and boys swimming. Ardrey Kell took home a conference championship in girls swimming and was second in girls basketball.
Providence (116.5 points) is in third place, thanks to a top finish in boys swimming and a runner-up performance in girls swimming. Rounding out the standings are Butler (111), South Mecklenburg (110.5), Independence (86), East Mecklenburg (79) and Rocky River (62.5).
Meanwhile, in the MEGA 7 3A/4A conference, Charlotte Catholic (78 points) has a firm hold on the Wachovia lead after sweeping boys and girls swimming championships. The Cougars are followed by Olympic (64.5), East Gaston (50), West Mecklenburg (40.5), Harding (35), Waddell (25) and Garinger (14).