2020-21 Girls Co-Swimmer of the Year: Callie Parkes
With several high school sports seasons coming to a close, it’s time to reveal the All-Coastal Preps teams. Over the next week, you will get to know more about the players of the year while also seeing who made first and second team in cross country, swimming & diving and volleyball.
The Coastal Preps Girls Co-Swimmer of the Year is junior Callie Parkes from Hoggard.
Callie Parkes had one of the best individual seasons from an area female swimmer in the last decade.
She finished as the runner-up in the 50 freestyle at the 4A State Championship with a season-best time of 23.20. Later in the meet, Parkes set a new season-best of 50.95 in the 100 freestyle to earn a third-place finish. She also swam the freestyle leg on the 200 medley relay, which finished 11th in 1:51.46.
A week earlier at the 4A East Regional, Parkes won the 50 and 100 freestyles. She helped Hoggard claim the Mideastern Conference title by winning the 100 freestyle and 200 medley relay.
Parkes had the four fastest times in the 100 freestyle in the area. She also had the fastest 50 freestyle time and swam the anchor leg on the fastest 200 medley relay.
More about Callie
Favorite Food(s): Mac and cheese
Favorite Restaurant(s): Cracker Barrel
Favorite Movie(s): Avatar
Favorite TV Show(s): The Incredible Dr. Pol, Lucifer and Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Favorite athlete(s): Caeleb Dressel
Favorite memory from the season: The 200 medley relay at regionals.
Favorite memory from your career: When I got my first Winter Jr. National cut in the 50 freestyle.
Favorite thing about your school or team: How high the energy was going into regionals and states.
Favorite vacation you’ve taken: Going to the mountains.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?: Japan
Are you a fan of roller coasters? If so, what is the best roller coaster you’ve ridden?: Yes. The Manta Roller Coaster at Sea World
Do you like breakfast, lunch or dinner best?: Dinner
What is a skill you are bad at that you wish you could master?: Math
What app on your phone do you use the most?: YouTube
Which local restaurant has the best hamburgers?: I don’t like hamburgers.
What toppings do you like on your pizza?: Cheese
What was your favorite TV show as a child?: Scooby-Doo
If you could have dinner with any 3 people (dead or alive), who would they be?: Logan, Cameron and Dr. Oakley
How did you pass the time during the COVID-19 lockdown? Went hiking at the Carolina Beach State Park.