Nautical Patriots take on loaded Bulldogs

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By SCC Sports Information

After a dominating performance at Campbellsville, Hannah Spaulding (Springfield) led the Nautical Patriots into Union College to take on a powerful Bulldog squad.

Spaulding led things off for the Patriots in the 200 freestyle, posting a 2:09.27 in the final round, just off her 2:06 mark in the seeding heat.

Spaulding’s performance was good enough to snag a third-place finish and marked a 16-second improvement over her 2:25 mark at Campbellsville.

In the 1000 yard freestyle, Martha Raley (Lebanon) took home a second-place finish as she defeated a Union swimmer by 1:20 in the seeding heat and edged her out in the finals by 20 seconds.

Raley continued her success in the 500 freestyle, bringing home a fifth-place finish with a 6:42.10, just outside of fourth place.

In the 200 breaststroke, Spaulding would grab another third-place finish when she posted a 2:41.14, staying 20 seconds ahead of fourth place and just four seconds behind the second-place finisher.

With Spaulding just outside of the national tournament, the Patriots will hit the water hard and look to make a final push as they finish out their season.