Bullet Shot: Duncan Proxmire
By Hank Hahne, Staff Writer
Sophomore Duncan Proxmire played a big role in helping Gettysburg Swimming to its first victory of the season last weekend. Gettysburg visited Washington College for their first meet in defense of last season’s conference title. Proxmire and the rest of the team tallied ten event wins in the comfortable victory over their hosts.
Proxmire was one of three Gettysburg swimmers to win in two separate events. He showed great stamina to secure both distance events in the 1000m free and the 500m free and finished well ahead of the competition in the 1000m with a sixteen second victory.
“Our last meet was a good sign for the rest of the season,” said Proxmire. “We have a strong and enthusiastic (first-year) class and they really performed on Saturday.” Some of the first-years did perform indeed, notably Oliver Pickering with two wins and Sam Nonemaker with a win and a runner-up.
“Personally, I was happy with my own swims, and I am right where I want to be at this point in the season,” said Proxmire. “I am really excited to see what we can accomplish.”
Proxmire was already posting the top times for the men’s swim team during his first year in the events he competed in on Saturday. Being only mere seconds off his previous season bests to open 2018-19, Proxmire appears poised to improve and remain a top competitor for the Bullets once again.