Gators Compete at NCS 14 & Under Champs

The Gators of East Carolina Aquatics competed in the 2020 North Carolina Swimming 14 & Under Age Group Championships.  The meet was held at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, NC, February 6-9.  ECA’s small but mighty squad had several scoring swims and broke a few team records.  The boys finished 13th and the team finished 15th overall.

Ezra Zapler won the Boys 11-12 50 Breast in a time of 30.92, and he also topped the podium in the Boys 11-12 100 Breast clocking 1:08.08. He finished 2nd in the 100 IM, beating his own team record in a time of 1:00.31. He finished 3rd in the 200 IM in 2:13.07 and also placed 3rd in the 500 Free touching in 5:23.16.  He finished 4th in the 200 Free touching in 1:57.51 and in the 100 Free in 53.84.  He finished 5th in the Boys 11-12 200 Breast in a new team record time of 2:29.48.  The previous team record of 2:31.59 was set by Luke McCarthy in 2019. 

Owen Lin broke the 11-12 Boys 200 Fly team record in a time of 2:16.87.  His time eclipsed the 2009 time of 2:20.21 by Philip Perdue.  His finished 6th in the event, and he also finished 6th in the 200 Free 1:58.85.  Lin finished 7th in the 100 Fly in 1:00.19, and he also finished 7th in the 200 Breast touching in 2:33.76.  He tied for 8th in the Boys 11-12 50 Free in 25.36, 9th in the 50 Fly in 27.42, and 12th in the 200 IM with a time of 2:18.14. 

Zapler and Lin were joined by Sam Johnson and Brycen Andrews in 4 scoring relays.  The boys finished 8th in the 400 Free Relay in 3:52.85. Their 200 Medley Relay finished 12th in 1:58.61.  They placed 13th in the 200 Free Relay in 1:46.29, and they also finished 13th in the 400 Medley Relay in 4:30.65. 

Capri Perdomo finished 9th in the 13-14 Girls 1650 Free in 18:21.39. Kristen Ivey placed 12th in the 1000 Free touching in 10:54.49.

Perdomo and Ivey were joined by Emily Armen and Madison Bowen in two scoring relays.  The ladies placed 15th in the Girls 13-14 400 Free Relay in 3:44.94.  They also finished 16th in the 200 Free Relay in 1:44.59. 

Cameron Johnson, and Adelaide Kelley, Arianna Lee, and Luke McCarthy also competed in the meet. 

ECA will be back in action at the NCS Senior Championships February 20-23 in Charlotte, NC.