Minnesota Freshman Mackenzie Padington on School Record & Team Culture


Minnesota freshman Mackenzie Padington had some great races at last weekend’s Minnesota Invite. Padington set a new school record in the 200 freestyle with a 1:44.15, winning the race by nearly 2 seconds. Padington put up a 4:38.54 to win the 500 freestyle on the first night of the meet, and took 2nd in the 100 freestyle on the third night, clocking a 48.45. Originally a distance swimmer, Padington’s sprint times make her an even more valuable addition to Minnesota, and will help the Gopher women’s relays greatly.

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About Reid Carlson

Reid Carlson

Reid Carlson originally hails from Clay Center, Kansas, where he began swimming at age six.  At age 14 he began swimming club year-round and later with his high school team, making state all four years.  He was fortunate enough to draw the attention of Kalamazoo College where he went on to …

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