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Patriot Swimmer Kurt Wohlrab Grabs Regional Swim Title
February 9, 2012Pinecrest High School
From The Pilot.com
Pats' Wohlrab Grabs Regional Swim Title
Kurt Wohlrab claimed a first and a second for the Pinecrest boys’ swimming team in the state 4-Aâ€ˆCentral Regional meet held last Friday and Saturday.
The senior earned a regional championship by winning the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 51.46, beating runner-up Jeremiah O’Donnell of East Chapel Hill by almost a second.
The Pinecrest boys finished 10th overall in the 24-team event with 97 points. East Chapel Hill claimed the regional championship with 351.5 points.
Wohlrab broke the meet record that had stood for 13 years in the 100-yard backstroke, but finished second behind Daniel Le of Northwest Guilford in a time of 57.62. The previous record of 58.86 was set by Joe Baicy of Apex in 1999, a record that Le smashed with a time of 55.99 in beating Wohlrab.
Wohlrab joined his teammates Hunter Shultz, Mark Carey and Ryan Baker in finishing fourth in the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:43.27. The four teamed up once again, finishing 12th in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Shultz, a sophomore, had a 12th-place finish in the 200-yard IM and a 16th in the 100-yard backstroke.
Baker, another sophomore, added several points to the Patriots’ total, finishing 12th in the 100 butterfly, to go along with his 14th in the 200 IM.
Carey, a senior, finished 11th in the 100 breaststroke.
The Patriot girls used several strong performances in the relay events to finished tied for fourth with Page High School, both with 127 points.
Allison DiTomasso, Lauren Wohlrab, Ana Fish and Julia Lattarulo combined to finish fifth in the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:57.49. Then Lattarulo, DiTomasso and Ana Fish joined Alyssa Fish to finish eighth in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Individually, Lattarulo finished eighth in the 200 freestyle and L. Wohlrab finished 11th in the 200 IM and 13th in the 100 breaststroke.
Ana Fish claimed an eighth in the 50-yard freestyle and added a ninth in the 100-yard freestyle. Her sister, Alyssa, 22nd in the 100 freestyle, but finished sixth in the 100 backstroke, just behind DiTomasso, who finished fifth in the event. DiTomasso added a ninth-place finish in the 100 butterfly. Although failing to earn points, the foursome of Amanda Lattarulo, Hunter Mills, Emily Good and Madison Chandler finished 19th in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
The 4-A state championships are slated to begin Friday at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.