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Spring Grove High School graduate Hali Flickinger is off to a gold medal start at the Southeastern Conference Swimming Championships at the Mizzou Aquatic Center in Columbia, Missouri.

Flickinger was part of Georgia's victorious and record-setting women's 800 freestyle relay team on Tuesday.

FlickingerMeaghan RaabShauna Lee and Brittany MacLean turned in a pool-record time of 6 minutes, 55.56 seconds, which is the fastest time in the nation. Flickinger led off in a personal-best 1:43.19, also the country's fastest time this year.

Georgia has won the 800 freestyle relay seven straight years and 12 times overall.

"I'm just so proud to be part of such an incredible relay tradition," Flickinger said on the school's website. "It's an honor to swim that event for Georgia and with three amazing teammates. Our team enjoys competing in this relay and it means a lot that we were able to win it again."