Swimmers recognized for outstanding season

Jackson Reinert

Fuquays very own Tate Anderson and Savannah Ahart, both seniors, have been named Men’s and Women’s Swimmer of the Year for the Greater Neuse River Conference.

Throughout the course of the year, both of these swimmers worked hard inside and outside of school, being outstanding leaders in the classroom and in the water. Both Anderson and Ahart broke numerous records for Fuquay-Varina High school this year, even breaking some of their own previously held records.

Ahart, swimming most of her life now, describes how she felt about the achievement. “I was so excited,” Ahart said. “It was such a great way to end my four years of swimming for Fuquay.”

There were numerous reasons Anderson was recognized with this award. “I won the award by placing first in both of my individual events at our conference meet, scoring  the max amount of individual points possible,” he stated “It felt great to be recognized for my efforts, swimming events I love.”

Anderson and Ahart both scored the most points for their team, Anderson scoring 638.45 points and Ahart scoring 447.84. Anderson placed second in most points in the entire conference for the boys while Ahart placed fourth in the conference for the girls.

Fuquay finished third respectively in their new conference with first-year head coach Aaron Benore. This being a great improvement from seasons prior.

Anderson went on to the State championship finishing 4th place in the 100 backstroke and 5th place in the 200 freestyle.