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Swim Teams Compete in Double Duel at Emory and Henry College

Swim Teams Compete in Double Duel at Emory and Henry College
Emory, VA - The Warren Wilson Swim Team kicked off their competition season this past Saturday at Emory & Henry College in a double duel with Emory & Henry College and Greensboro College.
The Owl swimmers raced well throughout the meet, finishing with a win against Greensboro and a close second to Emory & Henry. Senior Mara Trowbridge set the tone early with a strong 2nd place finish in the 800-meter freestyle, and freshman Tabbytha Spyrison followed that up with a solid 3rd place finish in the 200-meter freestyle. Chloe Bloom, Katie Cornish, Chancellor Bushnell, and Will Baker continued the trend with strong efforts in the 50-meter freestyle, and Baker managed a tough double with a 200 IM only minutes after his 50 free.
The Owls kept the ball rolling after the first break with a huge win for Baker in the 100-meter butterfly, which his teammates answered. Bloom, Spyrison, and Bushnell all raced well in the 100-meter freestyle, and Trowbridge added another win with a commanding first-place finish in the 100-meter backstroke. Bushnell's 100-meter breaststroke marked the end of the day for the Owls, and in true team fashion, all of the swimmers were at the end of his lane cheering him on from start to finish.

Coach Clifford stated after the meet, "I couldn't have asked for a better start to the season. Not only did everyone swim well, but they worked together and supported each other like a team. And I think quite a few of them surprised themselves - their hard work in practice is showing already! I'm beyond excited to see what everyone can do - and what we can do as a team - as we get further into the season!"

The team travels to St. Andrews University this Saturday and to William Peace University the following weekend before a well-deserved break from competition over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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