Winter Sports Recap
As the winter sports season comes to an end, let us review our winter athletes’ accomplishments this year. Winter sports include Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Wrestling, Indoor Track and Field, and Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving.
The Men’s JV basketball team finished with a 5-10 record. Our Varsity Men’s team has a 14-9 overall record. Varsity began playoffs by playing Green Level and beat them 69-54, but took a heartbreaking loss to Apex Friendship in the second round of playoffs. Varsity player Yves Michele says he is happy the team has improved significantly compared to previous seasons.
Apex’s women’s basketball teams have trained hard all season long. The JV team finished the season with a 13-5 record and the Varsity team has a record of 5-15. The varsity team played in their conference tournament on Tuesday, February 15, but unfortunately took a tough loss to Apex Friendship and will not move on to the next round of conference games. Varsity player Kathryn Curry says, “we went through a lot this season, including when we lost some players because of injuries, but she is happy to see how the team has improved and is excited for next season.
Our wrestling team trained hard all season. The athletes had some great wins against Green Level and many other schools in our conference. Junior Isaiah Williams will take on states on Thursday, February 17, 2022. Additionally, Rebecca Wyman inspired many as she was the only female wrestler on the Apex team.
Swimming and Diving
Our Swim and Dive teams have spent countless hours at early morning practices before school to train for their highly competitive meets. Fortunately, their hard work has paid off. The women’s swim team took second place at regionals with exceptionally impressive performances from Sophomore Katya Ivanov, who took home first place in the 100 meter breaststroke and 200 meter individual medley (IM). Additionally, she broke the Apex school record for the 200 meter IM. As for the men’s team, diver Grayson Klingemann finished in twelfth place at states.
Indoor Track and Field
Indoor Track and Field had a plethora of athletes qualify for the state championship meet. Senior Sarah Mitchell qualified for states in the 1000, 1600, and 3200 meter events. The women’s 4 by 400 relay qualified for states, as well. The athletes running in the 4 by 400 will be senior Gracie Treichler, freshman Addy Collins, sophomore Maddie Flower, and junior Ella Arnold, with sophomore Piper Collum as an alternate. In addition to the 4 by 400 relay, Maddie Flower also qualified for the 300 and 500 meter events. Flower says she was super excited that she qualified in three different events. At states, on Saturday, February 12, Arnold broke her own school record for the 1000 meter. As for field events, Sarah Smith competed in the pole vaulting event and won 17th place.
Congratulations to all of Apex’s winter athletes on an amazing season. As the weather changes the Apex community is looking forward to the upcoming spring sports season.