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Local products performing well for Tribe at CAA swim championships

The William and Mary men's swimming team advanced 21 swimmers Friday morning to the finals of the Colonial Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships in Christiansburg including 16 in the championship heats.

The Tribe continued to lead the team race early Friday with 500.5 points, which was already the ninth-best total in school history with most of two days to go, while Drexel was second at 360 and Towson third with 295.5 points.

Freshman Colin Wright, a Jamestown graduate, swam a lifetime-best 49.04 in the 100 butterfly to earn the sixth seed Friday night, and to rank sixth all-time for the Tribe. On Thursay, Wright swam the 50 free in 19.96 seconds as the...