High School Sports

Ellington, Cairns lead MVPs atop All-Metro swim team

Junior Noah Cairns won the 200 free and 500 free for Cardinal Gibbons.
Junior Noah Cairns won the 200 free and 500 free for Cardinal Gibbons. newsobserver.com

Four swimmers who were named the most valuable player in their N.C. High School Athletic Association championships lead 2014 The News & Observer All-Metro swim teams.

Colin Ellington of Holly Springs won the 4A award with a record-setting victory in the 100-yard freestyle and a win in the 50.

Noah Cairns of Cardinal Gibbons won the 3A award with victories in the 200 and 500-yard freestyles. Carrboro sophomore Will MacMillian won the 100 free and set a 1A/2A record in the 200 individual medley to earn the 1A/2A honor.

Chapel Hill sophomore Claire DeSelm was the NCHSAA 3A MVP after winning the 200 IM and 100 butterfly. She also swam on two winning relays.

Five boys and nine girls are repeat selections from last year’s All-Metro team. There are twelve swimmers and one diver on each squad.

Boys’ swimming & diving All-Metro

Tom Bilden, Jr., Carrboro: Won the NCHSAA 1A/2A 100 butterfly (51.94) for the state runner-up Jaguars.

Noah Cairns, Jr., Cardinal Gibbons: Was the NCHSAA 3A MVP after winning the 200 free (1:43.77) and 500 free (4:33.91) for the runner-up Crusaders.

Connor Callahan, Soph., Panther Creek: Won the NCHSAA 4A 1-meter diving state championship by .70 of a point with a 481.70.

Colin Ellington, Sr., Holly Springs: N.C. State recruit was the 4A MVP; All-America pick in 50 free (20.75) and the 100 free (44.86); set NCHSAA 100 free record.

Jonathan Glavich, Soph., Green Hope: Earned all-America honors with runner-up finish in the 200 IM (1:50.96). Was runner-up in the 100 butterfly (50.05) for the 4A state champs.

Trey Harris, Sr., Durham Academy: Won the NCISAA 3A 100 butterfly (51.58 seconds).

Riley Mears, Fr., St. David’s: The NCISAA 1A/2A champ in the 200 IM (2:05.96) and 500 freestyle (4:56.37).

Will MacMillan, Soph., Carrboro: Named NCHSAA 1A/2A state meet MVP after winning 100 freestyle (46.35) and setting 1A/2A record in 200 IM (1:52.53).

Koya Osada, Sr., East Chapel Hill: Harvard recruit won the 4A 100 backstroke (in all-America time of 49.10) and 200 IM (1:48.52).

Jake Pudik, Jr., Chapel Hill: Racked up the most points for the NCHSAA 3A champs by finishing third in the 50 freestyle (22.08), fourth in the 100 freestyle (49.06) and being part of a first-place and second-place relay.

Justin Ress, Jr., Cary: Won the 4A 500 freestyle (4:32.69).

Jacob Vosburgh, Sr., N.C. Science & Math: Won the 500 free (4:43.21) and was second in the 200 free for the NCHSAA 1A/2A champion Unicorns.

Sean Yeh, Sr., Leesville Road: Won all-America honors with 4A 100 breaststroke (55.56) title.

Girls’ swimming & diving All-Metro team

Haley Bishop, Jr., Panther Creek: Was third in the 4A 100 butterfly (55.41) and fourth in the 50 freestyle (23.85).

Michaela Carter, Jr., Corinth Holders: Won the NCHSAA 3A 50 freestyle (24.9).

Becca Churchill, Jr., Cedar Ridge: Won the 3A 100 breaststroke (1:06.32).

Claire DeSelm, Soph., Chapel Hill: The NCHSAA 3A MVP posted all-America times while winning the 200 IM (2:02.59) and 100 butterfly (54.77).

Anabelle Durham, Jr., Chapel Hill: Won the 3A 100 free (53.47) and 100 back (57.65).

Claire Fuscoe, Sr., Ravenscroft: Won the 500 freestyle (5:11.35) and 200 freestyle (1:54.98) for the NCISAA 3A champs.

Madeline High, Fr., Ravenscroft: Won the NCISAA 3A 100 butterfly (57.73) for the state champs and was second in the 100 backstroke (59.58).

Christine Kerr, Jr., Cary: Third in the 4A 100 freestyle (51.49) and fifth in the 50 freestyle (23.94).

Chloe Mikles, Soph., Ravenscroft: Won the 50 free (24.38) and 100 free (52.53) and was part of two winning relays or the NCISAA 3A champs.

Hannah Moore, Sr., Green Hope: Michigan recruit shattered the NCHSAA 500 freestyle record by almost six seconds with an all-America time (4:40.98); All-American in the 100 back with a runner-up time of 55.52.

Olivia Ontjes, Jr, Raleigh Charter: Set NCHSAA 1A/2A records in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke (with all-America times of 2:02.63 and 1:02.73) for the state champion Phoenix.

Bailey Revels, Jr., Northwood: Scored the most points among area girls divers, taking fourth in NCHSAA 3A.

Emily Sarratt, Sr., Durham Trinity: Louisville recruit won NCISAA 1A/2A titles in the 200 IM (2:10.73) and won the 100 breaststroke (1:06.48) after breaking the NCISAA record in prelims.