UPDATE: Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools canceled school and all activities for Friday.
The NCHSAA has moved its regional swim meets to next week because of lingering weather concerns.
The meets were supposed to take place Thursday and Friday but will now begin either Monday or Tuesday, Nash Central coach Margaret Godwin said.
Rocky Mount High, the girls’ Big East champion, Nash Central, Southern Nash and Northern Nash each have athletes scheduled to compete at the 3-A meet in Cary’s Pullen Aquatic Center.
Tarboro High’s Cameron Anderson, the 1-A/2-A state champion 50 and 100 free last season, will be the No. 1 and No. 2 seed in those events next week.
“I think it will make a difference in timing, turns and things you have to be really sharp with,” said Godwin, whose team has practiced only twice in the past two weeks.
Basketball coaches have similar concerns. Teams are scheduled to play tonight for the first time in a week. Exams and a pair of snow events have limited practice times.
As of presstime, Edgecombe County Schools were cancelled for today.
“It could affect us, but everyone has been out,” said Northern Nash coach Grover Battle, whose team is scheduled to play host to Wilson Hunt. “We encourage our girls to jog and try and keep their endurance up.
“Hopefully, they are doing that and not laying around and eating too much.”