This week’s Cedar Ridge Red Wolf of the Week is freshman swimming Matthew Czar. Matthew is one of many local swimmers who have grown up with the Hillsborough Aquatic Club. He has been swimming since he was in elementary school at the Orange County Sportsplex. In his first meet with Cedar Ridge in November, Czar finished first in the 200 yard freestyle, Czar qualified for the 3A Central Regionals by finishing first at 2:01.40, edging out Orange’s Nick Bacara. Czar beat the automatic qualifying time by nine-hundredths-of-a-second. Later in the meet, Czar teamed with fellow freshman Alexander Hill, junior Jason Pattinson and sophomore Nikhil Agans to qualify for regionals in the 400 yard freestyle. The team finished 2nd in the meet at 3:47.61. Cedar Ridge will compete in the Central Carolina Conference championship meet on January 28 at the Orange County Sportsplex. Czar and several of his teammates will compete in the 3A Central Regionals at the Greensboro Aquatic Center on Saturday, February 5.

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