Plainwell swimming & diving

Girls Swim & Dive

Performance of the Week: Plainwell's Riley Nugent

November 26, 2021

Riley NugentRiley 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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2021-22 Honorees

Nov. 18: Harper Murray, Ann Arbor Skyline - Report
Nov. 11:
Abby VanderKooi, Muskegon Western Michigan Christian - Report
Nov. 4:
Arianne Olson, Holland West Ottawa cross country - Report
Oct. 28:
Jack Guggemos, Okemos soccer - Report
Oct. 21:
Sachiv Kumar, Northville tennis - Report
Oct. 14:
Kate Brody, Grand Blanc golf - Report
Oct. 7:
Lilly Nelson, Negaunee tennis - Report
Sept. 30:
Stella Chapman, Ann Arbor Pioneer swimming - Report
Sept. 23:
Riley Hough, Hartland cross country - Report
Sept. 16:
Josie Bloom, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep volleyball - Report

PHOTOS courtesy of the Nugent family.