Zach Brown, a rising senior at Athens Drive High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, has made a verbal commitment to swim for North Carolina State University (which is, conveniently, practically across the street from his high school) beginning in the fall of 2018. Brown said on his social media account:
“Excited to announce my verbal commitment to Swim at NC State! Thanks to everyone that’s helped me over the years.” [sic]
Brown won both the 200 IM (1:49.84) and 100 fly (48.78) at the 2017 NCHSAA 4A State Championships in February. He also split a 21.87 fly leg on the Athens Drive second-place medley relay and anchored their fourth-place 200 free relay in 21.19. The previous year he won the 100 fly (49.14) and was runner-up in the IM (1:52.10) as a sophomore.
He has also had an excellent junior year in club swimming with Marlins of Raleigh. He wrapped up his short course season at the 2017 NCSA Spring Championship, finishing fourth in both the 100/200 butterfly events and earning best times in the 500/1000 free, 50/100/200 fly, and 400 IM. At the recent U.S. Nationals and World Championship Trials, Brown finished 15th in the 200m fly, one of only 2 17-year-olds in the top 16. He left that meet with new PBs in the 200/400 free, 100/200 fly, and 400 IM.
Top SCY times:
- 200 fly – 1:46.19
- 100 fly – 48.25
- 400 IM – 3:52.55
- 200 IM – 1:49.39
- 500 free – 4:27.57
- 200 free – 1:39.44
Brown joins fellow commits Jack Franzman, John Healy, and Nate Mullens in the NC State class of 2022.
Excited to announce my verbal commitment to Swim at NC State! Thanks to everyone that's helped me over the years. pic.twitter.com/oA54i1pXM9
— Zach Brown (@ZhBrown00) July 22, 2017
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