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Walpole Swims to Fourth-Place Finish in 1000 Free at BGMC Championships

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CHARLOTTE, NC -- Action got underway on Wednesday night at the 2008 Blue Grass Mountain Conference Championships at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Center.  Wednesday was the night for competition in the 1000 free events for men and women.  The meet will heat up over the next days with the Championships concluding on Saturday,

Freshman Alex Walpole (Colorado Springs, CO/Cheyenne Mountain HS) had the best finish for Catawba as he was fourth in the men’s event with a lifetime best swim of 9:58.73.  Grant Gibson (Owen Sound, Ontario, CANADA/West Hill HS) would finish six as he touched at just under 10 minutes in a time of 9:59.95

The top finisher for Catawba in the women’s 1000 free was senior Christine Ofslager (Midlothian, VA/James River HS), who clocked a time of 11:26.36 and was 13th.  Also competing were Mollie Landers (Williamsport, PA/Williamsport Area HS) and Melanie Porter (Geddes, SD/Vermillion HS), who were 19th and 20th, respectively.  Cragie Hoffman (Weddington, NC/Weddington HS) swam for the Tribe in the men's 1000 and was 18th, while Zach Owen (Charlotte, NC/E. Mecklenburg HS) was 22nd.

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