Swimming and Diving
CHAMPAIGN — Dave Young knew two things about Cam Barnard’s personality coming into his first season as Champaign Central’s swimming coach.
He knew he was tepid on swimming his senior year after taking part in the Maroons’ All-American medley relay team the year before. And he knew he was a laid-back kid.
Coach of the Year: Champaign Central’s Dave Young
ALL-AREA FIRST TEAM
NAME SCHOOL YEAR
Cam Barnard Champaign Central Sr.
Ethan Chow Urbana So.
Mikey Hynds Champaign Central So.
Why was Anaya Peoples The News-Gazette's All-Area girls' basketball Player of the Year? When do other All-Area teams from the winter come out? What spring sports teams could contend for a state title this school year? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is here to answer your questions at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.
WINNETKA — In the final race of his high school career, swimmer Cam Barnard had nowhere to go but up.
In the state preliminaries, the Champaign Central senior qualified for the sixth — and last — position in the 100-yard butterfly at New Trier High School.
WINNETKA — Cam Barnard surprised himself with his time in the 100-yard butterfly at last Saturday’s Centennial Sectional.
Now the Champaign Central senior will vie for a state title in the event during today’s finals at New Trier High School.
CHAMPAIGN — As Cam Barnard pulled himself out of the pool early in the season and put his hands on his knees, he wondered if the payoff was worth the exhaustion.
Contributor Troy Gentle catches up with ex-area standouts excelling in college: