NC State Adds Another Top Sprinter for 2022 – Quintin McCarty of Colorado

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Quintin McCarty out of Pikes Peak Athletics has verbally committed to NC State’s class of 2026. A junior at Discovery Canyon High School, McCarty will join the Wolfpack in fall 2022.

McCarty was named to the ‘best of the rest’ category on our 2022 High School Boys rankings, and he’s dropped a few-tenths in the 50 free and 100 back, his best events, since that ranking was published a year ago.

I am beyond thrilled to announce my commitment to North Carolina State University to continue my academic and athletic career! I want to thank my coaches and teammates at Pikes Peak Athletics, my friends, family, and most importantly, my parents for your endless support. I am extremely excited for the next chapter in my life!! Go Pack! 🐺♦️

TOP TIMES (SCY)

  • 50 free – 20.00
  • 100 free – 44.01
  • 200 free – 1:40.75
  • 50 back – 22.71
  • 100 back – 47.75
  • 200 back – 1:48.90
  • 100 breast – 56.86
  • 100 fly – 48.39
  • 200 IM – 1:52.55

McCarty is a versatile sprinter, with the free and back his best strokes. He’s on an upward trend; in November, at the U.S. Open, he smashed personal bests in long course, going 22.86 in the 50 free and 51.92 in the 100 free, getting a Wave I Olympic Trials Cut in the 50.

At the 2019 Winter Junior Championships – West, McCarty was a B-finalist in the 50 free (20.55) and 100 back (48.26).

This is another great sprint addition for the Wolfpack, who have one of the most impressive incoming classes (2025) in history, spearheaded by sprint phenoms like Aiden HayesArsenio BustosDavid CurtissSam Hoover and Noe Ponti.

McCarty joins Drew Salls, Stephen Conrad, JT EwingKyle PonslerLance NorrisMichael Cotter, and Ryan Weaver in Raleigh in the fall of 2022.

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Wolfman
6 months ago

Letssss gooooo♦️♦️

Snarky
6 months ago

Go pack!

Breezeway
6 months ago

🐺 🐺 🐺 🐺

PR 1-0
6 months ago

Forgetting Stephen Conrad again, even though he only has one knee and had his house destroyed in Minecraft he’s still a person😭

Stephen Conrad
Reply to  PR 1-0
6 months ago

😓 keep sleeping on me @swimswam😤

PR is goated
6 months ago

So why is state so goated?

worm
Reply to  PR is goated
6 months ago

how are they goated if they took the L at ACCs

NC Fan
Reply to  worm
6 months ago

Because Arthur’s a great guy and deserved some good juju in Nick’s senior conference meet. Cards had a great moment and hope they do great at NCAAs. Will be their last fond memory of North Carolina for a while.

PR is goated
Reply to  worm
6 months ago

This won’t age well

Luis Vargas
6 months ago

Congrats Q!!!!

Annie McCarty
6 months ago

Excited for Q! He is so pumped to be part of the Pack!

Jeff Musk
6 months ago

This man ain’t no joke. He’s got the
longest legs you’ve ever seen, top class talent. They are lucky to have him, for real.

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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