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Maylyn Wallace: The Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week Video

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Sophomore swimmer Maylyn Wallace has been named the Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week. Sophomore swimmer Maylyn Wallace has been named the Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week. Kyle Pillar — Sports Editor.

ROCKINGHAM — Sophomore swimmer Maylyn Wallace has been named the Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week presented by Moss Brothers Tires & Service.

As the Richmond Senior High School boys’ and girls’ swimming teams prepare for their final regular season meet on Wednesday, Wallace has emerged as one of the Lady Raiders’ top performers in her first season in the pool. This is her second career recognition, having earned it for cross country in October. 

Athletic Profile

Age: 16

Birthday: Jan. 9, 2004 

Year: Sophomore

Winter Sport: Swimming

Events: 50 and 100-yard freestyle, freestyle relays

Years on Varsity: 1 Year

Height & Weight: 5-11, 140 pounds

Experience: 1 Year

“BREAKING RECORDS” WITH MAYLYN WALLACE

In her first season in the pool for the Lady Raiders, Wallace has been anything but a fish out of water. As the team continues its trek through the Sandhills Athletic Conference slate, Wallace has continued to improve her times through the first three weeks.

During Richmond’s conference meet last Wednesday at St. Andrews University, Wallace set her new personal record in the 50-yard freestyle. She cut through the water in the championship heat, swimming two lengths in 31.52 seconds.

That mark was good enough to put Wallace third overall and 12 points, getting outswam by just Lumberton’s Peyton Brooks (30.93 seconds) and Hoke County’s Taryn Gamble (31.19 seconds). Her third-place finish was Wallace’s second time in three meets breaking into the top three spots.

Fresh off her new record time, Wallace also swam in individual 100-yard freestyle, the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay. She took 10th overall in the 100-yard freestyle, clocking in at 1:22.88 for three points.

Anchoring both relays for the Lady Raiders, Wallace helped Richmond to a third-place finish and 24 points in the 200-yard freestyle relay (2:18.83), and a fifth-place posting and 20 more points in the 400-yard freestyle relay (5:55.14). 

The Lady Raiders and Wallace will wrap up their regular season at St. Andrews on Wednesday, but she says she’s out to get more time off her placements and help Richmond stay competitive in the standings. Heats will get underway at 6 p.m. and the SAC championship will be held later this month.

Raider Video Chats: Maylyn Wallace, Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week

In her video, Wallace talks about her first season on the Lady Raider swim team, what has been working for her to improve her times, compares the three sports she plays, and answers some fun questions about herself.

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Last modified on Monday, 13 January 2020 20:31
Kyle Pillar

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