RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The 8News “Athlete of the Week” had a happy homecoming in the RVA last weekend.

Richmond native and Roanoke College freshman swimmer, Maria Vinson, had a record-setting performance during a swim meet at Randolph-Macon College. 

Vinson says that, “I think it is exciting to start something new. To make it the best that you can, to keep doing better in practice and meets. And to try to get higher and higher, in Division III.”

Maria is making a big splash when it comes to the Roanoke College Maroons Swim Team. In fact, she is setting several records as a freshman. And if her progression continues to grow, she could be one of the greatest swimmers ever for Roanoke College and also the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

“Early on when we got to Roanoke, I was definitely eyeballing her. As someone from the Greater Richmond area. To come in and make a really good impact. For our program,” said Vinson’s Coach Scott Thacker.

On Saturday, Nov. 11 the Maroons face Randolph/Ferrum/Hollins at 4 p.m.

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