N.C. State swimmer Stephen Coetzer represented South Africa as a member of its national team at the 2014 Short Course World Championships this past weekend in Doha, Qatar.
A dual citizen between South Africa and the United States, Coetzer secured his spot on the national team after capturing titles in the 100 and 200 backstroke events at the South African Short Course National Championships in August.
Coetzer competed in the 100 back on day one of the championships, swimming a time of 53.88 to finish 38th in the overall standings.
He concluded his showing at the championships Saturday morning with a 30th place finish in the 200 back, swimming a time of 1:58.97.
In conclusion of the World Swimming Championships Coetzer will return to the United States to continue preparation for the 2015 portion of the N.C. State swimming and diving team’s schedule.
Duke: Sophomore Peter Kropp earned the men’s 18-and-under title in the 200-yard breaststroke as one of two Blue Devil swimmers in the finals at the 2014 Winter National Championships in Greensboro.
Kropp posted a 1:57.84 to place fifth in his finals heat, which made him the the top 18-and-under finisher overall.
Freshman Isabella Paez clocked 1:59.21 to take sixth in jer women’s 200 butterfly heat, good for 14th overall.
North Carolina: Seven alumni are among 24 players that will to travel to Brazil for the International Tournament of Brasilia, a four-team competition being held from Dec. 10-21 at the National Stadium Mane Garrincha.
They are goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris, defenders Lori Chalupny, Crystal Dunn, Meghan Klingenberg and Whitney Engen along with midfielders Tobin Heath and Heather O’Reilly.
Saint Augustine’s: The team took six events at the JDL College Kickoff Classic indoor track & field meet at the JDL Fast Track on Saturday in Winston-Salem.
On the men’s side, senior Kevaughn Hewitt won the 400 meter dash in 50.00 seconds, junior Omar Johnson won the 500 meters in 1:06.32, and senior David Shaw won the triple jump with a distance of 45-7(3/4). The Falcons are the two-time defending NCAA Division II men’s indoor and outdoor champions.
In the women’s events, sophomore Tia-Adana Belle won the 400 meters in 56.90, junior Fanta Fofana won the 800 meters in 2:18.71, and sophomore Shakinah Brooks won the long jump with a leap of 19-6.