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Marshall to Compete in West Virginia State Games

Sarah Kay and four others will begin their senior season in the West Virginia State Games.

Oct. 11, 2013

Day One: 2013 West Virginia State Games
Friday, Oct. 11 | 4 p.m. ET
Morgantown, W.Va. | WVU Natatorium

Day Two: 2013 West Virginia State Games
Saturday, Oct. 12 | 9 a.m. ET
Morgantown, W.Va. | WVU Natatorium

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall swimming and diving team will travel to Morgantown, W.Va., to kick off competition for the 2013-14 season in the third annual West Virginia State Games.

The two-day meet features the seven state universities located in West Virginia. Action begins Friday afternoon and will continue with two sessions Saturday, with the first beginning at 9 a.m. and the final starting at 3 p.m.

The Marshall swimming and diving team welcomes seven freshmen to the pool. The 2013-14 freshman class is made up of five swimmers and two divers, some of whom will see their first competitive action this weekend.

All but one of the 2012-13 season record holders return for the Herd this year. Sophomore Danica Ross (Binghamton, N.Y.) held the top times in the 50, 100 and 200-yard freestyle events. Junior Kacey Preun (St. Andrews, Manitoba) led the Herd in four events last season, while fellow junior Kaley Gregory (Hurricane, W. Va.) will look to repeat as a top performer in the 1000-yard freestyle.



Marshall has five seniors competing this season, including Sarah Kay (Cape Town, South Africa) and Madison Lawhorn (Baltimore, Ohio), both of whom recorded top performances for the Herd last season.

Marshall placed second when it hosted last year’s West Virginia State Games. The Herd went on to post a 5-7 record in dual meets en route to a 6th place finish at the Conference USA Championships.

Davis and Elkins
Fairmont State
West Virginia
West Virginia Tech
West Virginia Wesleyan
Wheeling Jesuit

The Marshall squad will return to action in Huntington, W.Va. Oct. 26, when it will face UNC Asheville at 11 a.m.