Westampton, N.J. – Hundreds gathered at Tarnsfield Swim Club for a meet-and-greet with Olympic Gold Medalist and former Tarnsfield Torpedo, Kelsi Worrell on Saturday. Worrell, a native of Westampton and graduate of Rancocas Valley High School, won a gold at Rio as part of the women’s medley relay swim team. PHL17’s Lauren Berman has more.
Worrell helped the United States advance to the Women's 4x100M medley relay finals by swimming the third leg of the preliminary race in an impressive 56.4 seconds. The United States team went on to win gold in the final.
The 22 year old also competed in the Women's individual 100M fly, but fell short of making the final race by .03 of a second.
Worrell returned to the University of Louisville on Sunday, where she is the university's first student to win an Olympic gold medal. Could wee see the 2020 Summer Olympics in her future?
“I’m taking it one thing at a time," said Worrell on Saturday. "I’m gonna meet with my coaches when I get back, and I’ll have a couple local meets and hopefully have a couple meets in November and December. I’m just going to take it one practice at a time, because if I look to far ahead, it’s a little overwhelming."