Allyson Accordino Pine Lake

Pine Lake Prep swimmer Allyson Accordino is the 2019 1A/2A state champion in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle.

CARY – Pine Lake Prep’s Allyson Accordino finished off her decorated swimming career as the 1A/2A champion in the 50-yard freestyle, finishing in 23.66 seconds, as well as the 100 freestyle with a time of 51.09 seconds.

The Pride senior has compiled nine state championships while winning two team titles to start her career.

Two Pine Lake relays were state runners-up, as the team was third overall Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Triangle Aquatic Center. The 200 freestyle relay team of Rachel Daly, Campbell Cupples, Regan Sullivan and Accordino missed gold by 0.83 seconds, and the same group was second in the 400 freestyle relay.

Rachel Daly came in fourth in the 200 freestyle and fifth in the 100 freestyle.

Langtree’s Joselyn Oakley took gold in the girls 1-meter diving competition, as Pine Lake’s Jade Canady came in second and Bria Diorio was third.

Leading the Pride boys’ second-place finish were divers Austin Campbell, who took gold, and runner-up Kolbein Bjugan.

Also taking second were Nathan Adams, Nathan Thornburg, Jonathan Storie and AJ Das in the 400 freestyle relay.

Adams was fourth in the 200 freestyle.

Das was sixth in the 100 freestyle, where Adams was ninth, and finished eighth in the 50 freestyle.

In the 200 freestyle relay, Storie, Matthew Shelley, Joshua Gonzalez and Das were seventh.

Storie was fourth in the 100 breaststroke, while Thornburg came in ninth in the 500 freestyle.

The Pride’s Jonathan Stone received one of the two Men’s Championship Sportsmanship awards.

Wildcats' relays in top 10

Gracie Steelhammer

Lake Norman's Gracie Steelhammer was 10th in the 500 freestyle and was part of two top-10 relay teams.

Lake Norman’s Desirae Mangaoang took fourth in the 100 breaststroke and was fifth in the 200 individual medley. She also combined with Hanani Dona, Emma Stolberg and Gracie Steelhammer to finish fifth in the 200 freestyle relay and ninth in the 200 medley relay.

Morgan Skalsky finished 10th in 1-meter diving, and Steelhammer was 10th in the 500 freestyle, as the Wildcats were 10th overall in the girls competition.

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