Former RHHS student Jordan East, who received an athletic scholarship last year to join the swim team at Wingate University in North Carolina, niched her first season last weekend at the Blue Grass Mountain Conference on Feb. 13-16 at the Mecklenburg County Aquatics Center in Charlotte. The Wingate men won the championship and the Wingate women placed second. With their combined scores, the Wingate Bulldogs are conference champions.
In just her freshman year, East dropped time in all her events and got personal bests. She swam the 1000 and got fourth place with a 10:51.75. The following day, she went to finals and placed 11th in the 500 with a 5:22.59. She also swam the 1650 (mile) and placed third with 18:05.23. She swam the longest three events and did top eight in two and top 16 in the other - earning her team points in all of her events.