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A pair of Fred T. Foard swimmers were honored by the Northwestern 3A/4A conference this week for their outstanding achievements this past season.
The Tigersâ€™ Jake Pierce and Leah Watts were named conference swimmers of the year.
Watts shares her honor with Hickoryâ€™s Janie Kennedy.
Along with her solo award, Watts was named all-conference in the 200-yard individual medley, 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard freestyle relay.
Other Catawba County girls swimmers named all-conference include Foardâ€™s Kirsten Consing, Sierra Kincaid, Madelaine Robinson and Anah Whitener, St. Stephensâ€™ Jessica Burgess and Marinela Procopii, and Hickoryâ€™s Abigail McRea, Samantha Merta and Natalie Bolick.
Leading the Lady Indians to a NWC title, LeeAnn Privett was named the conferenceâ€™s top coach for the womenâ€™s teams.
Pierce is all-conference in two events â€” the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard breast stroke.
St. Stephensâ€™ Sava Turcanu, who won two state championships in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events, also earned all-NWC honors.
Other all-conference selections from Catawba County include St. Stephensâ€™ Sami Alkoutami, Collin Danner and Alex Ivanov, as well as Hickoryâ€™s Stuart Williams, Zach Killian, Reece Williams and Connor Pilgrim.View more articles in: