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Leon, Glish Lead Women's Swimming to Victory Over Manchester

Leon, Glish Lead Women's Swimming to Victory Over Manchester


Story by Samantha Williams

WILMINGTON, Ohio- The Wilmington College (WC) women's swimming team opened competition in the 2018 calendar year with a dual meet against Manchester University. The Fightin' Quakers came out ahead, 136-61.

WC claimed all except two individual event title over the course of the meet and also secured first-place finishes in both relay events.

Macki Leon and Samantha Glish led the charge, both tallying two, first-place individual finishes for the Quakers. Leon blew away the competition in the 200-meter freestyle (2:18.94) and the 400-meter freestyle (4:57.75). Glish earned first in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 28.97 and the 100-meter butterfly (1:11.66), an off-event.

The pair was also a part of the first-place 200-meter freestyle relay. They joined with teammates Hannah Davis and Margaret Hover to post a 2:00.16.

Davis and Hover were joined by Kadie Grundy and Alyssa Rogers to form the first-place earning 200-meter medley relay. The quartet touched the wall in 2:17.14.

"I think the first meet coming off of a break can be challenging sometimes, it almost feels like we're starting over," Head Women's Swimming Coach Trip Breen said. "We had some great training over break, so I was excited to see the team race today. We had 24 in-season bests and are swimming with more confidence."

Wilmington heads to the University of Mount Union for an Ohio Athletic Conference dual meet 1 p.m. Saturday.