Quinlan Stuart from the Denver Swim Academy has verbally committed to the North Carolina State Wolfpack. There, he will join his older brother Hennessey Stuart, who is in the midst of his freshman season with the Wolfpack.
Quinlan is versatile like his brother, but isn’t quite as good of a backstroker and is a better breaststroker. The 100 breaststroke is Quinlan’s primary event, and he has a Winter Junior Nationals qualifying time of 57.20.
All of Stuart’s best times in yards:
- 50 free – 22.28
- 100 free – 49.32
- 100 back – 51.92
- 100 breast – 57.20
- 100 fly – 53.34
- 200 IM – 1:52.05
The Wolfpack did have a bit of a breaststroke problem coming into this season, though sophomore Derek Hren has had a great start to his season to correct that at the top-end, at least. He currently ranks 3rd in the ACC in the 100 (54.50) and 7th in the 200 (2:01.22).
There’s still a major issue of depth, however, and Stuart will help with that issue in the long-term.
During the high school season, Quinlan Stuart represents 5A powerhouse Regis Jesuit, who are the defending state champions.