WILMINGTON – Led by Macki Leon and Samantha Glish, the Wilmington College women’s swimming team opened competition in the 2018 calendar year with a dual meet win over Manchester University, 136-61.
WC claimed all but two individual event wins over the course of the meet and also secured first-place finishes in both relay events.
Leon and 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 also was part of the first-place 200-meter freestyle relay. They joined teammates Hannah Davis and Margaret Hover to post a 2:00.16.
Davis and Hover then joined Kadie Grundy and Alyssa Rogers to form the first-place foursome in the 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,” WC head 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.