His individual effort wasn't enough, however, to offset the depth of the Charlotte Catholic teams, who swept to victory in both men's and women's competition.
Catholic earned the men's crown with 234 points, ahead of Southwest Guilford's 177.5 in second place. Kings Mountain was third with 145, followed by Northwest Cabarrus with 129 and Hickory St. Stephens with 127.
In the women's competition, Catholic had won the last four 1-A/2-A championships, but easily retained its title despite moving up to 3-A in the new realignment.
Catholic scored 335 points in the women's meet to 168 for runner-up St. Stephens. Asheville T.C. Roberson was third with 155, with Mooresville fourth (127) and R-S Central fifth (118).
Margaret Bardin of Burlington Williams was the women's MVP, setting a new 3-A mark in the 50 free and earning All-American consideration in both the 50 and 100.