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! 🐺♦️


  • 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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2 years ago

Big time!

DCC Parent
2 years ago

Congrats, Q!!! NC State is lucky to have you. Looking forward to seeing your continued improvement at the next level, as well as the next 18 months before you get there!!

Henry Guller
2 years ago

NC state clearly has top class incoming sprinter talent, who have potential in long course as well to make the games. Quintin and David 2024 USA 50 free spots? But oh mama, can’t forget about Dressel and Chaney wanting to do that from Florida. It’s all up to the coaching staff from this point. These kids have the work ethic… but will they have the right training? Shiiii Michael Andrew though

Reply to  Henry Guller
2 years ago

um what

Blake L
Reply to  Henry Guller
2 years ago

Both have great coaching

Jeff Musk
2 years 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.

Annie McCarty
2 years ago

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

Luis Vargas
2 years ago

Congrats Q!!!!

PR is goated
2 years ago

So why is state so goated?

Reply to  PR is goated
2 years ago

how are they goated if they took the L at ACCs

NC Fan
Reply to  worm
2 years 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
2 years ago

This won’t age well

PR 1-0
2 years 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
2 years ago

😓 keep sleeping on me @swimswam😤

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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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