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Marshall swimming and diving team update at C-USA Championships

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The Marshall University swimming and diving team earned several medals in the Wednesday and Thursday events at the Conference USA Championships in Atlanta.

Junior Megan Wolons headlined the team’s performance as she earned a gold medal in the three-meter dive with a score of 316.70.

“Champion! What a performance,” Marshall head coach Bill Tramel said. “Megan has been focused on this meet all year. She deserves to be champion.”

The 200-yard freestyle relay added a silver medal to the Herd’s collection with its Thursday performance. The team, consisting of Lauren Cowher, Gloriya Marova, Maggie Stovall and Chloe Parsemain, finished with a time of 1:33.45.

Freshman Caroline Wanner concluded Marshall’s medal-earning efforts in the Thursday events with a bronze finish in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:01.68, breaking the record she set earlier in the day in preliminaries.

“Caroline has really grown as an athlete and brought it this morning, something she has always struggled with,” Tramel said. “We knew she was going to really go tonight, and she knocked more time off the record.”

In the championships’ opening night of action Wednesday, the Herd earned a silver medal in the 200-yard medley relay and a bronze medal in the 800-yard freestyle relay.

The 200-yard relay team of  Cowher, Mavrova, Parsemain and Mikaya Reynolds, swam a school record time of 1:41.21 in the event.

Maggie Stovall, Madi Pulfer, Brittany Wilkerson and Anna Lynch made up the bronze medal team.

“We started with a bang and had our highest finish on a relay ever,” head coach Bill Tramel said. “The 200 medley was great. School record. The joy of watching them hug each other was priceless. Then backed it up with another podium finish in the 800 free relay.”

The action will continue through Saturday, and Tramel said he’s pleased with the team’s current position but is continuing to emphasis what lies ahead.

“We are in a good spot in the team race, but there is a lot of swimming and diving to go,” Tramel said.

The conference championships will resume 10:30 a.m. Friday and conclude Saturday night.

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