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.
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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.