CHARLOTTE — The Myers Park girls team took third in the state while the boys tea finished seventh, which led southern Mecklenburg competitors.
The Mustangs were led by freshman Kiley Wilhelm and senior and Princeton commit Liza Whitmire.
Wilhelm made an immediate impact for the Mustangs as the freshman set a new 4A state record with a time of 1:56.77 in the 200 IM, breaking a mark of 1:57.93 set last year. She also took second in the state in the 100 butterfly
Whitmire placed fourth in the 200 IM and fifth in the 100 butterfly.
The Mustangs were also second in the 200 freestyle relay (freshman Sophia Lindauer, Maya Gendzel, Claire Russell and Whitmire) and second in the 200 IM (Russell, Whitmire, Wilhelm and Lindauer).
Ardrey Kell’s Teresa Ivan took individual gold by winning the 100 freestyle (50.46), hitting the wall just before Hough’s Elizabeth Sowards (50.83). Ivan was also second in the 50 freestyle.
Other top-five performances included.
– Kaite Rauch (South Meck), second in the 500 freestyle and second in the 200 freestyle.
– Gaige Ryan (Ardrey Kell), tied for fourth in 100 freestyle.
– Providence’s Connal Monahan took fourth in the 200 IM.
In addition, South Meck scored in two relays, taking fifth in the girls 400 freestyle relay (Molly Donlan, Brynn Martinson, Haley Robinson and Katie Rauch) and fifth in the 200 freestyle relay (Grace Brashear, Robinson, Ella Vendal and Martinson).