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William and Mary-bound Wright will leave Jamestown with five gold medals

William and Mary-bound Wright will leave Jamestown with five gold medals

When Jamestown senior Colin Wright reflects on his high school swimming career, his first gold medal last year at states shines brightest.

Wright, the 2016 Virginia Gazette Boys Swimmer of the Year, didn't even swim competitively as an eighth- or ninth-grader.

His first gold came junior year in the 50 free in a race he didn't own the top time entering.

"All of my teammates were on the side of the pool jumping up and down and cheering," Wright said. "Then after the race, when I walked over to the team, they bowed to me as a joke. It felt great to have of my friends and teammates supporting me."

A year later, high school competition wrapped and...

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