Riley Nugent ♦ Senior
Plainwell ♦ Swimming
Most seasons, a freshman or few leave their first MHSAA Girls Swimming & Diving Finals as champions. Repeat individual title winners are a frequent occurrence. But what Nugent accomplished last weekend at Calvin University – finishing a career-long domination of an event – is much more rare.
Nugent on Saturday won the 500-yard freestyle for the fourth time at the Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals – this time in 5:04.35, clearing the field by 2.51 seconds. She also won the 200 freestyle in 1:52.83, by just over eight tenths of a second, and swam on the 12th-place 200 freestyle and 13th-place 400 freestyle relays. Plainwell as a team finished ninth.
Nugent will continue her academic and swimming careers next season at James Madison University in Virginia.
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