McCullough continues his winning ways at swim meet

McCullough continues his winning ways at swim meet by David Lias Renowned swimmer Donald "Doc" McCullough of Vermillion is continuing his winning ways.

"I was lucky," he said in a phone conversation with the Plain Talk after taking part in the Masters National Championships swim meet in Baltimore, MD last week.

"I got five first places in the individual (events), and I was on three winning relay teams and one of them set the national record."

McCullough placed first in the 400 meter individual medley, the 200 meter individual medley, the 200 meter breast stroke, the 200 meter fly and the 100 meter fly.

He also participated in three relay races. "I was on what they call the mixed relay, made up of two men and two women, and we set the national record in the 200 meter medley relay. That was fun," McCullough said.

He also participated in the mixed freestyle relay. "We won that, but we didn't set any record, and I was also on the men's freestyle relay."

McCullough's accomplishments become even more impressive when one realizes the swim meet's competitive nature.

"We had about 1,400 swimmers at the meet," he said. "It was the biggest meet they've ever had."

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