After they each won four gold medals in the 2022 Central Carolina Conference swimming championships, senior Evan Phillips and Sophomore Luke Roman had another successful night on Wednesday. During the 2023 CCC Swimming Championships, Roman won three gold medals and one silver medal. Roman captured first place in the 100 yard freestyle and the 500 yard freestyle. It was the second straight year that Roman won the 500 yard freestyle conference championship. Phillips repeated as champion of the 100 yard breaststroke. He also won the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 24.15 seconds. Phillips, Roman, Andrew Weeks and Alex Andre teamed to win the 200 yard medley relay. The performance by Roman and Phillips helped Orange repeat as the Central Carolina Conference champions. Roman and Phillips each have qualified for five events in the 3A Central Regionals, which will take place on Friday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. Both Phillips and Roman qualified for the 3A State Championships in 2022 and will look to reach Cary once again next week. They will have to finish in the top six in their respective events in order to qualify for the state championships.

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