Charlotte Hook Lowers Pair of NCISAA Records As Cary Academy Girls Win D1 Title

2022 NCISAA Division I State Championships

  • Monday, February 14, 2022
  • Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Championship Central
  • Results (PDF)
  • Champions:
    • Girls: Cary Academy
    • Boys: Charlotte Latin School

The Cary Academy girls roared to a sixth consecutive NCISAA Division I State Championship title on Monday, while the Charlotte Latin boys made it three in a row.


Leading the way for the Cary girls was Stanford commit Charlotte Hook, who doubled up with individual victories and new NCISAA D1 records in the 200 IM and 100 back.

Hook started off the session by throwing down a 23.82 50 fly split on Cary’s 200 medley relay, combining with teammates Carolin HeElise Boyse and Sydney Martin to win the title in 1:48.23.

Hook then set a new NCISAA record in the 200 IM, clocking 1:56.48 to lower the previous mark of 1:58.13, set by Abby Arens in 2020. Hook set a PB of 1:54.79 back in 2019.

Hook then picked up a five-second victory in the 100 back, registering a time of 53.68 to take almost a full second off the old record of 54.61 set by Stephanie Nelson in 2016. Hook’s best time in that event, also set in 2019, stands at 52.85.

Hook finished things off on Cary’s 400 free relay, anchoring in 50.11 as the team won the race in 3:32.75.

Also setting a new D1 record on the girls’ side was Durham Academy junior Eva Boehlke, who broke Hook’s record in the 100 fly in 54.45. Hook had previously been 54.63 in 2019.

Joining Hook with two individual wins was North Raleigh Christian senior MaKayla Ciancanelli, who successfully defended both of her titles in the 200 free (1:50.87) and 500 free (5:04.03).

Other Winners

  • 50 free – Caitlyn Cornell (JR), Metrolina Christian Academy, 23.73
  • 100 free – Sarah Fleury (SR), Metrolina Christian Academy, 52.23
  • 200 free relay – Metrolina Christian Academy, 1:42.79
  • 100 BR – Ivy Monk (SO), Charlotte Latin, 1:04.95

Top 5 Team Scores

  1. Cary Academy, 371
  2. Charlotte Latin School, 234
  3. Charlotte Country Day School, 223
  4. Providence Day School, 186
  5. Durham Academy / Metrolina Christian Academy, 170


Four NCISAA records fell during the boys’ meet, with the final one fittingly going to the Charlotte Latin School in the 400 free relay as the team won the title for a third straight year.

Sophomores James Harper (47.03), Wiley Spinner (47.45), Aidan Hill (46.96) and senior Levani Tutovani (46.98) combined to win the event in 3:08.42, breaking the 19-year-old record of 3:10.26 set by Ravenscroft back in 2003.

Cary Academy junior Jerry Fox notably threw down a 44.32 anchor for runner-up Cary Academy (3:10.89), a split that came on the heels of some phenomenal individual swims from Fox.

Fox, an NC State commit, broke the NCISAA record in the 50 free prelims in 20.45, knocking off a 2004 mark set by Matt McGinnis in 20.58. Fox then won the final in 20.48, and followed up later on by winning the 100 free in 45.29, having hit 45.04 in the heats.

The other NCISAA records that fell went to Cannon School in the 200 medley and 200 free relays.

In the 200 medley, seniors Cam Abaqueta (22.68) and Matthew Kroll (25.08) put up some blistering splits on the front-half, and freshmen John Kroll (23.49) and Connor Wickerham (22.47) closed things off as the team clocked 1:33.72 to break the record they set last season of 1:35.31.

In the 200 free relay, Cannon once again broke the record they broke in 2021, as M. Kroll, Wickerman and J. Kroll opened things up before Abaqueta anchored in 20.34 as they finished in 1:26.11 to break the old mark of 1:26.72.

Individually, Abaqueta repeated his title in the 100 back, winning in 49.32 after going 48.95 in the prelims. He also won the 200 IM (1:50.45), having raced and won the 100 fly instead last year.

The lone freshman to double up was Providence Day’s Granger Bartee, who edged out fellow first-year Norvy Clontz of Charlotte Latin in the 200 free (1:40.01 to 1:40.21) and then won the 100 fly in 49.66.

Matthew Kroll was a repeat winner in the 100 breast (56.46), and fell to fourth in the 500 free after winning last season. Clontz won that event in 4:32.07.

Top 5 Team Scores

  1. Charlotte Latin School, 418.5
  2. Cary Academy, 344
  3. Cannon School, 222.5
  4. Providence Day School, 220.5
  5. Ravenscroft School, 166

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Carolina comeback
2 years ago

That’s pretty cool but how about cary academy’s relay out touch!!

Love to swim
2 years ago

Charlotte is stealth. Watch your back.;)

2 years ago

I feel like Charlotte will make the worlds team this year. She learned a lot from getting 3rd at trials, and we saw that at SC worlds. She has an impressive last 50, and I honestly think come trials this year, she will be capable of running down Smith at the end of the race. Maybe even Flickinger (that may be a stretch).

Sue Knows Fly
Reply to  Elle
2 years ago

You are aware that Smith beat Flickinger and won the silver medal in Tokyo, right? That her time was faster than Flickinger has ever been? That her closing 50 was the fastest split in the field? Why do you think Hook will run her down but that catching Flickinger is a stretch? This makes very little sense.

Team (2)
Reply to  Sue Knows Fly
2 years ago

I think they were using the results from trials. Regan usually performs best when she is swimming at a final tapered meet. She seemingly couldn’t take 3 individual events at the Olympics (which is 100% understandable). 100/200 BK and 200 FL would be a hard combo, but I think she will be better in the 200 BK this year than the 200 FL. Bold prediction, but I agree. Smith will be in 100/200 BK.

2 years ago

Congrats Jerry! Love that sprint speed my man!

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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