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Varsity Swimming

Schedule

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Swimming Practice Begins
Millbrook Exchange Park
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Ravenscroft School
Ravenscroft School
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North Raleigh Christian Academy
North Raleigh Christian Academy
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Cary Christian School
Triangle Aquatics Center
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North Raleigh Christian Academy
North Raleigh Christian Academy
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Grace Christian School
Triangle Aquatics Center
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EPIC Championship
The Woodman Center
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NCISAA PLAYOFFS
Greensboro Aquatics Center
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Roster

Varsity Swimming
  • Ella Alford
    2020
  • David Bailey
    2019
  • Sarah Spencer Ball
    2019
  • Samuel Bedor
    2019
  • Tyler Bennett
    2020
  • Isaac Bostic
    2023
  • Gracie Crowder
    2019
  • Abigail Drummond
    2024
  • Connor Dunn
    2020
  • William Fox
    2023
  • Gunnar Kratz
    2024
  • Annie Mears
    2019
  • John Monaco
    2020
  • Brian Patrick
    2020
  • Will Patrick
    2022
  • Caroline Ross
    2021
  • Bella Smith
    2020
  • Blake Stanley
    2020
  • James Talton
    2020
  • Houston Walker
    2019
  • Davis Webb
    2024
  • Jack Wells
    2023
  • Elsa Zhang
    2023
  • Harold Zhang
    2021

Coaches

Grew up in Tallahassee, FL. Earned All-Conference honors for swimming in HS. Earned a BFA from the Ringling College of Art and Design as a sculpture major. Holds an MFA in Studio Art from Montclair St. University. Has coached the Warriors swim teams since 2010.

Team Stories

All-Conference Warriors

Nine Warrior players and one coach earned All-EPIC honors for winter sports. Alan Hinnant was named girls basketball coach of the year for leading St. David’s to an undefeated conference regular season title, plus the conference tournament title. Senior Karis New was named the EPIC Player of the Year and joined senior Julia Hensley, junior Grace Haile and freshman Kyra Parker on the All-Conference team. Junior Juju Medlin made Honorable Mention. “Karis was a four year starter and contributed a ton on both sides of the ball,” said Hinnant. “She kept us loose, was fun to coach and has helped us win.” On the boys side, seniors Keonte Bradley and Tai Goode made the first team, while sophomore Nick Green was honorable mention. Senior Sarah Spencer Ball and sophomore Caroline Ross represented the swim team. Ball won the 50 and 100 freestyle races at the conference meet, while Ross prevailed in 200 freestyle and the 100 backstroke.

Ball, Mears Are Top 5 At State

The girls finished tied for ninth and the boys were 12thin Monday’s state swim meet in Greensboro. The Ashville School won both races, while conference rivals Cary Christian took fifth in both and Grace Christian was sixth in the boys race and eighth in the boys. Seniors Sarah Spencer Ball and Annie Mears capped their careers with high finishes. Ball took second with a personal best time in the 50-freestyle and was fifth in the 100 free. Mears finished fourth in the 200 individual medley and sixth in the 100 butterfly. Sophomore Caroline Ross finished seventh in the 200 freestyle and the 100 backstroke. The 200 free relay team of Ross, Mears, Ball and Bella Smith finished eighth. Junior Tyler Bennett led the boys with a sixth place finish in the 500 freestyle. He also finished eighth in the 200 freestyle and was part of the ninth-place 200 free relay with Sam Bedor, Blake Stanley and Will Patrick. Stanley was eighth in the 100 breaststroke.  

Ball, Ross Are All-Conference

Both Warriors swim teams finished fourth in Monday’s EPIC meet in Kinston, but Sarah Spencer Ball and Caroline Ross earned All-Conference honors for winning two events each. The two were also named meet co-MVPs. Ball prevailed in the 50 and 100 freestyle, while Ross won the 200 freestyle and the 100 backstroke. Both were part of the second place 200 freestyle and 200 medley relay teams along with Annie Mears and Bella Smith. Mears finished second in the 200 individual medley and the 100 butterfly. Tyler Bennett led the boys with second place finishes in the 200 and 500 freestyle. He also teamed with Will Patrick, Sam Bedor and Blake Stanley on the third place 200-freestyle relay team and with Patrick, Stanley and Gunnar Kratz on the third place 200-medley relay team.  Stanley was second in the 100 breaststroke, while Bedor was third in that event and third in the 100 freestyle. Cary Christian won both meets. Grace Christian was second in the girls meet with Parrott third. The two schools switched places in the boys meet. The Warriors will compete in the state meet February 11thin Greensboro. 

Bennett Wins The 500

Both Warrior swim teams finished fourth in the final regular season meet Thursday at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary. Cary Christian won both. The Grace Christian boys were third and the girls were second. The Rocky Mount Academy girls were second and the boys third. Trinity Academy of Raleigh was fifth in both meets. For the girls, Annie Mears, Bella Smith, Caroline Ross and Sarah Spencer Ball won the 200 freestyle relay. The same four finished third in the 200-medley relay. Ball finished second in the 50 and 100 freestyle, while Mears took second in the 100 butterfly and third in the 50 free. Ross was second in the 200 freestyle and third in the 100 backstroke. Tyler Bennett led the boys with a victory in the 500 freestyle, a second place finish in the 200 freestyle and was part of the second place 200 freestyle relay team with Sam Bedor, Blake Stanley and Will Patrick. Stanley was second and Bedor third in the 100 breaststroke, while Patrick took third in the 50 freestyle. Next up for the Warriors is the EPIC meet February 4thin Kinston.  

Ball Takes 50 Free

Both Warriors swim teams finished third in Thursday’s meet at NRCA. Cary Christian won the boys meet with the hosts second, while the order was reversed for the girls. Sarah Spencer Ball won the 50 yard freestyle, took second in the 100 free and was part of the second place 200 free relay team along with Annie Mears, Bella Smith and Caroline Ross. Mears won the 100 butterfly and was second in the 200 individual medley. Ross was second in the 100 backstroke and third in the 200 freestyle. On the boys side, Tyler Bennett won the 200 freestyle, was part of the first place 200 free relay team along with Houston Walker, Will and Ben Patrick and finished second in the 100 freestyle. Will Patrick was second in the 50 freestyle and third in the 100 free. Ben Patrick was third in the 200 freestyle.

Friday At The TAC

The boys finished second and the girls were third in Friday nights swim meet at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary. Cary Christian won both, while the Grace girls were second and the boys third. Caroline Ross won the 100 backstroke and the 200 freestyle for the Warriors. Sarah Spencer Ball won the 100 freestyle and was second in the 50 free. Annie Mears was second in the 200 individual medley and teamed with Ball, Ross and Bella Smith to take second in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays. Tyler Bennett led the boys with a second place finish in the 200 and 500 freestyle and was part of the second place 200 free relay along with Blake Stanley, Sam Bedor and Will Patrick. Stanley and Bedor were second and third in the 100 breaststroke, while Patrick was third in the 50 free.

Boys Win

The boys won and the girls finished third at Thursday’s swim meet at North Raleigh Christian Academy. The boys beat the host school, while the girls were behind St. Mary’s and the Knights. Tyler Bennett won the 200 and 500 freestyle ad was part of the first place 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams. Sam Bedor won the 100 freestyle, while Gunnar Kratz took first in the 100 backstroke. Will Patrick won the 50 freestyle and was part of the winning 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams. For the girls, Sarah Spencer Ball was second in the 50 and 100 freestyle and was part of the third place 200 freestyle relay team along with Gracie Crowder, Caroline Ross and Annie Mears. Ross also took third in the 100 backstroke. 

The Warriors boys and girls swim teams finished third in Thursday’s meet at Cary Academy. The host school won both events with The Christian Community, a local homeschool team second in both. Individually, Sarah Spencer Ball won the 50 and 100 freestyle races. Annie Mears was second in the 100 butterfly and the 200 individual medley. Caroline Ross took second in the 200 freestyle and third in the 100 backstroke. Ball, Ross, Mears and Abigail Drummond took third in the 200 medley relay, while Ball, Ross, Mears and Gracie Crowder were third in the 200 freestyle relay. On the boys side, Isaac Bostic finished third in the 200 individual medley and Sam Bedor was third in the 100 freestyle. Those two teamed with David Bailey and Brian Patrick to finish third in the 400 freestyle relay.

The Warriors swim teams opened the season Thursday at Ravenscroft. The boys finished second behind the hosts, while the girls were third behind NRCA and the Ravens. For the girls, Sarah Spencer Ball won the 50 freestyle, finished second in the 100 free and was part of the third-place 200-medley relay team along with Caroline Ross, Annie Mears and Abigail Drummond. Mears won the 100-butterfly and was second in the 200 individual medley. Ross took second in the 100-backstroke and third in the 200 free. Tyler Bennett led the boys with second place finishes in the 200 and 500 freestyle races and was part of the third place 200 relay team along with Blake Stanley and the Patrick brothers, Will and Brian.  Will Patrick took second in the 50 free, third in the 100 free and third in the 400 free relay along with his brother, Isaac Bostic and Gunnar Kratz. Bostic was third in the 200 individual medley and the 100 butterfly.