HUNTINGTON — Kacey Preun’s goal for Marshall at this week’s Conference USA Swimming and Diving Championships may seem daunting: for every member of her team to turn in a career-best performance. But she’s confident the Herd can pull it off.
“I have never before been this excited for a meet,” said Preun, a sophomore. “We are going to do amazing things, I just know it. It’s showing in our practices, both individually and in the team events.
“All the hard work and the time we’ve invested this year will show up at the Conference USA meet. We know it.”
The championships run from Wednesday through Saturday in Houston.
Preun, who hails from St. Andrews, Manitoba, is pushing herself to help lead the way toward that end. It won’t be easy for someone who holds Marshall’s top active times in freestyle events ranging from 200 yards to the mile, in the 200 breaststroke, the 200 and 400 individual medley and also as a part of a few relay teams.
As a nursing student who often spends much of her week off campus at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Preun is accustomed to the hours of work and preparation needed to reach her goals.