NC State Freshman Quintin McCarty Sidelined With Injury, Return Date Unknown

NC State freshman Quintin McCarty is currently out with an injury and his timetable for return is unknown.

McCarty, who came into the season as SwimSwam’s #2 ranked recruit in the boys’ high school class of 2022, has had a strong first half of the season with the Wolfpack, but has been absent from both of their meets in the new year, as NC State topped Duke on Jan. 14 and then swept Virginia and UNC in a tri-meet last weekend.

A sprint freestyle specialist, McCarty owns season-best times of 19.44 in the 50 free and 43.27 in the 100 free, both set in NC State’s October dual against Tennessee. Those swims rank him ninth and 15th, respectively, in the ACC this season.

In the 100 back, his season-best of 46.80 sits 11th in the conference this season.

The Colorado Springs native owns personal best times of 19.35 and 42.61 in the 50 and 100 free and 46.55 in the 100 back.

At the Wolfpack Invite in mid-November, McCarty placed fifth in the 50 free (19.50), 17th in the 100 free (43.46), 11th in the 100 back and 17th in the 100 fly (48.23).

It remains to be seen if McCarty will be available to compete for NC State at the ACC Championships, which run Feb. 14-18 in Greensboro, N.C. His season-best of 19.44 in the 50 free is just shy of the time required to earn an invite to NCAAs last season (19.28).

The Wolfpack are scheduled to visit Texas this weekend for a two-day dual on Friday and Saturday, while some swimmers will stay back and take on visiting UNCW on Friday.

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Luis Vargas
12 days ago

Hope you get better soon Q.

Caelebs left suit string
12 days ago

Such a down to earth and all around great guy, I pray he gets better soon

13 days ago

One of the nicest guys and most talented, hope he recovers soon!

K Chilly
13 days ago

Really tough to see. It’s not too often we see a freshman go 19.4 in a Speedo. He is sure to do some great things when he is healthy again. Get well soon

Horns down
13 days ago

Big loss for nc state with cotter already missing

Gulliver’s Swimming Travels
Reply to  Horns down
13 days ago

Is Cotter also injured??

Reply to  Gulliver’s Swimming Travels
13 days ago

Kissed too many boys

Gulliver’s Swimming Travels
Reply to  Bruh
13 days ago

Good for him. Wouldn’t want college to be too dull.

Reply to  Bruh
13 days ago

So you’re saying Michael Cotter has mono? (Been going around)

Wolfpack Swimmer
Reply to  HeadTimer
12 days ago

Michael Cotter does not have mono

James Beam
13 days ago

I hope he gets better… the good news is he is only a freshman and NC State has plenty of depth in the 50-100 free, so yes it stinks he is injured but at the same time, they will be alright without him.

Reply to  James Beam
13 days ago

The young mans health obviously comes first, but yes NCS will be just fine

13 days ago


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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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