Charlotte Latin’s Novy Clontz and Myers Park’s Kiley Wilhelm are The Charlotte Observer boys and girls high school swimmers of the year.
Clontz gets the award after winning both the NCISAA Division state titles in the 200 and 500 freestyle. He also helped both the Hawks’ 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay to state meet record times in route to state championships.
The Charlotte Latin boys’ swim team also earned their fourth straight, NCISAA Division state championship (team).
Clontz also excelled nationally last summer winning the 400 freestyle at the Speedo Junior Nationals, swimming the second fastest time ever in his age group.
Wilhelm won 4A state titles in four different events to earn the 4A state championships’ most outstanding swimmer honors in public school.
Wilhelm, a Harvard University commit, won the 4A state title in both the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly, while also helping Myers Park to state championships in both the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay.
▪ Myers Park girls coach Mary “Mimi” Goudes is the girls coach of the year after leading the Mustangs to their second straight 4A state championship.
The Mustangs were dominant in their championship victory this season, beating the field by 101.5 points.
▪ The boys coach of the year is Providence’s Bill Davis, who led the Panthers to the NCHSAA 4A state championship.
Providence was 11 points better than state runner-up, Marvin Ridge at the 4A state championship meet.
▪ The Observer changed its coverage area beginning with spring sports coverage. After the winter sports All-Observer teams are named, only athletes in the new coverage zone will be considered for inclusion for future teams. The revised coverage area includes schools in counties that touch Mecklenburg: Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln and Union.
All-Observer Boys Swimmers
50 Freestyle: Jacob Jensen, Burns, Sr.: The Gardner-Webb University commit, a senior, was the 1A/2A state champion in 20.33.
100 Freestyle: Granger Bartee, Providence Day, So.: The Chargers’ sophomore was the NCISAA Division I state runner-up in 44.78.
200 Freestyle: Norvy Clontz, Charlotte Latin, So.: The Hawks’ sophomore won the NCISAA Division I state title in 1:38.55.
500 Freestyle: N. Clontz, Charlotte Latin, So.: The Hawks’ sophomore doubled as a state champion in 4:26.44.
200 Individual Medley: Ben Delmar, Providence, Sr.: The University of North Carolina commit, a Panthers’ senior, was the 4A state championship in 1:48.78.
100 Backstroke: G. Bartee, Providence Day, So.: The Chargers’ sophomore was the NCISAA Division I state championship here in 48.11.
100 Butterfly: Harrison Rainer, Northwest Cabarrus: The Auburn University commit, a Trojans’ senior, was the 3A state runner-up in 48.28.
100 Breaststroke: Ben Delmar, Providence: The Panthers’ senior was 4A state runner-up in 54.29.
Diving: Hayden Schroeder, Lake Norman Charter: The Knights’ junior was the 3A state champion, scoring 554.20 points.
200 Medley Relay: Charlotte Latin (Zachary Spicer, Norvy Clontz, Aidan Hill, Wiley Spinner): The Hawks’ quartet started off the NCISAA Division state championship with a win here in a state meet record 1:32.79.
200 Freestyle Relay: Marvin Ridge (Troy Keen, Colin Mumford, Jake Delehanty, Michael Rice): The Mavericks’ relay team was the 4A state runner-up in 1:25.09.
400 Freestyle Relay: Charlotte Latin (Wiley Spinner, James Harper, Zachary Spicer, Norvy Clontz): The Hawks’ relay finished off their NCISAA Division I state title run with a state meet record 3:05.18.
50 Freestyle: Nate Hohm, East Mecklenburg, Jr.
100 Freestyle: Nate Hohm, East Mecklenburg, Jr.
200 Freestyle: T.J. Spokas, Jay M. Robinson, Sr.
500 Freestyle: Freddy Klein, Charlotte Country Day, Jr.
200 Individual Medley: Charles Heisig, Marvin Ridge, Jr./Freddy Klein, Charlotte Country Day, Jr.
100 Backstroke: Zachary Spicer, Charlotte Latin, Jr.
100 Butterfly: Aidan Hill, Charlotte Latin, Jr.
100 Breaststroke: Charlie O’Shea, Charlotte Country Day, Jr./Hayden Stallings, Providence, Sr.
Diving: Dean Treanor, Hough, Sr.
200 Medley Relay: Marvin Ridge (Charles Heisig, Jordan Willis, Troy Keen, Michael Rice).
200 Freestyle Relay: Providence (Grayson Ickes, Cole Geiger, Hayden Stallings, Mason Kinnavy).
400 Freestyle Relay: Providence (Evan Prabhu, Mason Kinnavy, Jack Haywood, Ben Delmar).
All-Observer Girls Swimmers
50 Freestyle: Caitlyn Cornell, Metrolina Christian, Sr.: The University of Richmond commit, a Warriors’ senior, won the NCISAA Division state championship in 23.78.
100 Freestyle: McKenna Patrick, Cuthbertson, Jr.: The Cavaliers’ junior finished fifth at the 4A state championships in 51.19.
200 Freestyle: Clarke Neace, Hough, Soph.: The Huskies’ star finished third at the 4A state championships in 1:49.88.
500 Freestyle: Kara Martinson, Weddington, Sr.: The Brigham Young University (BYU) commit finished third at the 4A state championships in 4:55.29.
200 Individual Medley: Avery Klamfoth, Myers Park, Fr.: The Mustangs’ freshman was the 4A state champion in 1:58.01.
100 Backstroke: Kiley Wilhelm, Myers Park, Sr.: The Harvard University commit, a Mustangs’ senior, was the 4A state champion in 53.27.
100 Butterfly: K. Wilhem, Myers Park, Sr.: Mustangs’ senior doubled as 4A state champion here in 51.20.
100 Breaststroke: Grace Rainey, Hough, Sr.: The University of Florida commit was the 4A state champion in a state meet record 1:00.27.
Diving: Madi Varnum, Lake Norman Charter, Jr.: The Knights’ junior was the 3A state champion, scoring 450.40 points.
200 Medley Relay: Myers Park (Kayman Neal, A. Klamfoth, K. Wilhelm, Sofia Plaza): The Mustangs’ quartet swam to a 4A state championship in a state meet record time of 1:42.10.
200 Freestyle Relay: Myers Park (A. Klamfoth, Leigh Bailey, Julia Pou, S. Plaza): The Mustangs’ relay team won another 4A state title here in 1:35.05.
400 Freestyle Relay: Myers Park (K. Wilhelm, Grace Tuchi, J. Pou, K. Neal): Mustangs’ relay won another 4A state champion to close out the meet in 3:24.60.
50 Freestyle: Alexandra Tysinger, Burns, So./Caroline Mallard, Charlotte Country Day, Fr./Eliana White, Community School of Davidson, Sr.
100 Freestyle: Lila Connor, Charlotte Latin, So.
200 Freestyle: Zetta Grace Bartee, Providence Day, Fr.
500 Freestyle: Kaylee McDonald, Marvin Ridge, Jr.
200 Individual Medley: G. Rainey, Hough, Sr.
100 Backstroke: Molly Donlan, South Mecklenburg, Sr.
100 Butterfly: M. Donlan, South Mecklenburg, Sr./Z. Bartee, Providence Day, Fr.
100 Breaststroke: A. Klamfoth, Myers Park, Fr.
Diving: Madeline Bays, Weddington, Sr.
200 Medley Relay: Charlotte Catholic (Lauren Bernardo, Sydney Sanders, Kathryn Kern, Abby Druhan).
200 Freestyle Relay: Marvin Ridge (Avery Vassil, Madison Winardi, Charlotte LePage, K. McDonald).
400 Freestyle Relay: Marvin Ridge (K. McDonald, M. Winardi, A. Vassil, C. LePage) and Charlotte Latin (L. Connor, Dorothy Patterson, Charley Floyd, Ivy Monk).