Enumclaw’s Petellin takes swim talents to Luther College

As a Hornet, Petellin was a four-year letter winner in swimming and track and field.

Margaret Petellin

Margaret Petellin, a 2020 graduate of Enumclaw High School, is now a member of the Luther College swimming and diving team.

Head Coach Aaron Zander has kicked off his second season and returns 11 letter winners from last year.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-21 season schedule is a bit different. The Norse will only be competing against teams in the American Rivers Conference, except for the season ending Liberal Arts Championships that will take place at three sites Feb. 18-20.

Aside from Luther College, conference members are Buena Vista University, Central College, Coe College, the University of Dubuque, Loras College, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Simpson College and Wartburg College.

The Norse began their dual meet schedule at Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday, Oct. 24.

While at Enumclaw High School Petellin was a four-year letter winner in two sports, swimming and track and field. She twice earned all-league honors in swimming and was named academic all-state in track and field. In the classroom she was a member of the National Art Society and National Honor Society.

Petellin is the third child of Marion and Mike Petellin to compete for Luther College: Madeline (EHS, 2013) earned all-conference honors as a member of the Norse golf team and brother Mitchell (EHS, 2015) was a member of the mens’ swim program.

Luther College, located in Decorah, Iowa, is a member of the American Rivers Conference and affiliated with the NCAA Division III. The Norse compete in 10 men’s and nine women’s intercollegiate sports.

Since 1922, Luther’s men’s and women’s sports have combined to capture 248 conference championships. The men’s teams have won 166 and the women’s teams have won 82.

More information on Luther athletics can be found at http://luther.edu/sports.


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