GREENSBORO, N.C. - After one day of competition, the Virginia Wesleyan University women's swim team is in 11th at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championships with 14 team points. Despite the team position, it was a positive day as many Marlins set personal bests.
Amanda Waller got things off to a strong start as the junior set a new school record in the 500yd freestyle. Waller touched the wall in 6:23.01, knocking over 16 seconds off the old school record.
Not to be outdone, Hayley Heath also chimed in a school record. The senior clocked an 2:39.59 in the 200yd IM, eclipsing her own record in the process. Sticking with the shorter distances, a trio of Marlins timed personal records in the 50yd free. Miah Kurtz (31.76), Shayna Anthony (33.11) and Cherhon Davis-Pearson (33.60) all touched the wall in record time.
Later in the evening, the Marlins would go on to earn points and break a record in the 200yd free. The combination of Heath, Waller, Kurtz and Jordan McCowan teamed up to set a new school record of 1:59.91 in that event.
Women's swimming will return to action at 10 a.m. on Saturday as the team competes in day two of the ODAC Championship.