Curtis Coleman, CFNN Swimming Reporter

Last Thursday, the Lady Colts blew the competition out of the water with an amazing performance in their first meet of the year.

To start off the meet, Amelia Shook, Hannah Williams, Gracie McInroy, and Iris Terwilliger set a Cape Fear record in the 200 yard Medley Relay with a final time of 2:11.

Amelia Shook decided to start the season off by casually breaking a couple of records.

“I was mainly focused on winning rather than getting a best time,” said Shook. “I was racing against someone who I had never raced before and I heard that she was fast.”

Another outstanding performance was turned in by Sophomore Iris Terwilliger in the 500 yard freestyle. She finished first with a quick time of 7:06.

In all other events, Cape Fear came finished in first place as well, with the exception of a second place finish in the 200 Yard Individual Medley.

“It feels very exciting to get out there and win, and we’re looking forward to our next meet against our rival Terry Sanford for some real competition,” said senior captain Lily Terwilliger.

Both captains feel good about the upcoming season, and after this first win they ought to feel even better.

“I think everyone did really well,” Junior Captain Amelia told us once again, “As a team, we will use this momentum from this meet moving forward into the rest of the season.”

Out of 12 events, the girls qualified for regionals in nine of them. The only event missing the regional cut was the 50-yard Freestyle by mere seconds.

“I’m hopeful the team will be able to qualify in the other events in the upcoming meets,” said Lily Terwilliger.

Overall, the team beat the other competition by 105 points, with a total of 407 points for the whole meet.

The team’s next meet is this Thursday, and with one win under their belt they head into the meet with high spirits.

Check out the pictures from the meet!