The Valpo women’s swimming team started off the MVC Championships in Columbia, Mo. on Wednesday. Senior Paige Wright (Surprise, Ariz./Paradise Honors) bettered her own program record in the 200 free, while both relays teams which competed moved onto the program’s top-10 charts.
How It Happened
- Wright’s leadoff leg in the 800 free relay resulted in the first school record on the women’s side at the conference championship meet, as the senior posted a first 200 time of 1:54.14, improving her own school record by .66.
- The 800 free relay team which led off with Wright and also featured Morgan Markley (Bluffton, Ind./Norwell), Sophie Morelock (Milan, Mich./Milan) and Mikayla DePover (Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island) posted a time of 7:56.21 to finish in eighth place and move into 10th place in program history in the event.
- In the day’s first event, the Brown and Gold posted the second-best time in program history in the 200 medley relay. The team of Wright, DePover, Erica Martins (Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead) and Markley stopped the clock at 1:46.75, just .18 off the program record in the event.
The MVC Championships continue with the second day of competition on Thursday, with prelims at 11 a.m. and event finals at 6 p.m.