Auburn sophomore adds her name to Knights NIC-10 champion swimmers

FREEPORT – Auburn sophomore Ali Cushing won the 200-yard individual medley at Saturday’s NIC-10 girls swim meet, adding her name to the Knights growing list of swimming champions.

Cushing’s best finish last year in the conference meet was a second place in the 100-yard freestyle. Saturday, she edged out Guilford freshman Ella Gasparini with a 2:17.31 to Gasparini’s 2:18.86.

Cushing’s win was the first by a Knight (dating back to 1978, according to the NIC-10 Sports History Book) in the 200-IM, which shows off the most versatile swimmer. She is the 10th different Auburn swimmer to win a NIC-10 swimming title.

The other top finishers for District 205 were:

  • Diving: Jaden Greenlee, Guilford, sophomore, third place.
  • 500 freestyle: Cushing, third place.
  • 100 breaststroke: Gasparini, second place.
  • 100 breaststroke: Lydia Przytulski, junior, third place.
  • 400 freestyle relay: Cushing, Courtney Estes (fr.), Fiona Bingley (sr.), Przytulski, third place.
Auburn NIC-10 Individual Champion Swimmers (since 1978)
Year Event Swimmer
1982 100-Yard Breaststroke Becky Foster
1983 100-Yard Breaststroke Becky Foster
1984 100-Yard Backstroke Anne Williams
1985 100-Yard Backstroke Anne Williams
1987 Diving Kerstin Ferguson
1988 Diving Carrie Zarse
1989 50-Yard Freestyle Heidi Frisk
1990 Diving Carrie Zarse
1991 Diving Carrie Zarse
2007 Diving Angela Tatar
2007 100-Yard Butterfly Kate Paige
2007 100-Yard Breaststroke Alison Bjork
2008 Diving Angela Tatar
2017 100-Yard Breaststroke Lydia Przytulski
2018 200-Yard Individual Medley Ali Cushing


Posted on 11.04.18