NC State Earns Verbal from 3x NCHSAA 3A State Champ Noah Henderson

The Wolfpack have succeeded in keeping one of North Carolina’s top swimmers from the high school class of 2019 in-state with Noah Henderson’s verbal commitment to the North Carolina State University class of 2023.

“So excited to announce that I have committed to swim at NC State in 2019! I am honored to be joining such great coaches and swimmers. Go Pack! ?♦️”

Photo courtesy of Noah Henderson

Currently a junior at Western Alamance High School in Elon, Henderson is the reigning North Carolina 3A state champion in the 50 free and the double-defending champion in the 100 fly. As a sophomore at the 2017 NCHSAA 3A Championships he successfully defended his 2016 title in the fly, winning by nearly 1.5 seconds with 48.96. He also avenged his 2016 second-place finish in the 50 free with a gold-medal performance of 20.76.

Henderson swims year-round with Star Aquatics in High Point, NC. He is coming off a successful Winter Juniors East that saw him improve his PBs in the 50 free, 50/100 back, and 100/200 fly. He was a B-finalist in the 200 fly and a C-finalist in the 50 free and 100 back. In LCM this summer he went lifetime-bests and placed 7th in the 100 fly and 11th in the 200 fly at Summer Juniors; he also earned PBs in the 100 free and 100 back.

Henderson has made big drops over the past two years. At Summer Juniors he took 9/10 off his 100m free time in 1 year and 2.4 seconds off over a 2-year time frame; in the 100m back it was 1.1 and 5.3 seconds, respectively; in the 100m fly he improved by 1.2 and 4 seconds vs 2016 and 2015, respectively. In SCY his improvement over the last two years has included -2.5 seconds in the 100 fly, -7.2 in the 200 fly, -2 in the 50 free, and -6 9 in the 100 back.

Top SCY times:

  • 50 free – 20.24
  • 100 free – 45.40
  • 50 back – 22.55
  • 100 back – 48.85
  • 100 fly – 48.12
  • 200 fly – 1:48.19

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4 years ago

I love seeing in state talent staying home!

Pack Nation
4 years ago

Congratulations Noah! We alum are so thrilled you chose State! GREAT decision! Looking forward to watching you get faster and faster!

4 years ago

Great choice and GREAT pick up for NCSTATE

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