The South Mecklenburg boys and Charlotte Catholic girls’ swimming teams won their respective SoMeck8 conference championships Friday.
South Mecklenburg, the 4A defending state champions, rolled to a victory, winning 13 of the meet’s 14 events to win by 142 points.
South Meck was led by the SoMeck most valuable swimmer Graham Weaver, who won the 50 and 100 freestyle individually, while also anchoring the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay to titles.
Noah Cahan also won two individual events, taking the 100 butterfly in a meet record (52.23), while also winning the 200 individual medley title.
South Meck’s Lucas Johnson (100 breastroke/meet record, 59.68), Nathan Murray (100 backstroke), Kellen Stillman (200 freestyle), Luke Foster (diving) also won individual titles.
The Sabres’ 400 freestyle relay of Stillman, Graham Cooper, Murray and Johnson also set a meet record (3:14.35).
Meanwhile, the Charlotte Catholic girls’ swim team also won the conference title by 68.5 points.
The 14-time defending state champion Cougars won six events.
Catholic was led by Julia Menkhaus, who won the 100 backstroke in a meet record (57.8) and the 100 butterfly.
The Cougars’ Katy Miller also won the 100 breaststroke in a meet record (1:07.83).
Catholic swept the relays claiming the 200 medley relay (Erin McCullagh, Miller, Menkhaus and Olwyn Bartis) in a meet record (1:48.37), as well as the 200 freestyle relay (Menkhaus, Julia Sheridan, Lindsey Mahn, Abby Brosnan) and 400 freestyle relay (Mahn, McCullagh, Brosnan, Bartis).
Providence’s Kristie Darmody was the SoMeck8 girls’ swimmer of the year, while Olympic’s Sarah Barrineau was the league’s coach of the year.