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Women's Swimming Defeats Baldwin Wallace on Senior Day

Photo by Randy Sarvis
Photo by Randy Sarvis




WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Wilmington College women's swimming team sent its senior off with a 145-116 Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) dual meet victory over Baldwin Wallace University on Saturday afternoon. The meet, which featured a Senior Day celebration and marked the final home meet in the careers of five seniors - Ashley Boone, Hannah Davis, Kadie Grundy, Margaret Hover and Macki Leon.

"We had the opportunity to celebrate 10 amazing individuals today," Head Women's Swimming Coach Trip Breen said. "I will forever be grateful for their loyalty, dedication, hard work and how each of them impacted the team and our traditions. They have been outstanding in the classroom, in multiple campus organizations, friends and competitors."

Macki Leon was a four-event winner for the Fightin' Quakers, winning two backstroke events, one IM event and a freestyle event. The senior won the 50-meter backstroke (32.82 seconds) by nearly two full seconds as well as the 100-meter backstroke (1:09.36) by over three seconds. The Ashland, Ohio, native also claimed victory by touching the pad in the 100-meter IM in 1:11.81.

Leon also teamed up with Margaret Hover, Hannah Davis and Audrey Bibb to win the 200-meter freestyle relay (1:58.29) by over 10 seconds. Other members of that relay also won individual events. Hover out-touched Lauren Slife to win the 100-meter freestyle (1:05.55), but in the 200-meter freestyle, Hover claimed a convincing five-second victory with a time of 2:24.08. Davis, also in that relay squad, squeaked by Julia Newbould to win the 50-meter freestyle (29.69 seconds).

Maryn Herring was the other Quaker to win an individual event, winning both the 50-meter butterfly (32.99 seconds) and the 100-meter butterfly (1:16.70).

"Both teams provided a great atmosphere and some really positive competition in this meet," said Breen. "It was a great way to end our shortened dual meet season as we prepare for our conference championship meet."

The Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Championships are scheduled for March 25-27 in Akron, Ohio.