( FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 13 - 19 )
WOMEN'S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Jinnae Jang, Colby-Sawyer (Jr., Fall River, Mass.)
In a win over Elms to begin the week, Jang won the 50 breaststroke in a season best time of 34.82. Jang then won the 50 freestyle (26.60) and the 500 freestyle with an impressive new season best time of 5:38.43, taking 10 seconds off her previous best. In a close 5-point loss to UNE, Jang posted several other top swims. Jang's first individual victory of the day came with a win in the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 26.56. The junior swam to another first place in the 100-yard breaststroke with a season-best 1:14.39. She concluded her day by taking the top spot of the 200-yard individual medley with a second season-best time of 2:21.23.
MEN'S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Joseph Clark, Norwich (Jr., Acworth, Ga.)
At Saturday's dual meet at Maine Maritime, Clark swam the opening leg of the winning 400 yard medley relay team. Joseph then won the men's 200 yard freestyle in1:54.51 and the men's 100 yard backstroke with a time of 58.18. He broke pool records with all three of his individual wins. On Sunday at Husson, Clark won the 50 yard backstroke (27.06) and the 100 yard backstroke (57.89) en route to the second Cadet victory of the weekend.
WOMEN'S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Alexia Weir, St. Joseph (Conn.) (Fr., Hebron, Conn.)
Weir once again stood out above the rest despite a 157-122 dual meet loss to Westfield State on January 17, breaking the varsity school record in the 100-yard backstroke as a freshman, by nearly three quarters of a second (1:03.61). The record was nearly three years old. She also trimmed down her own freshman 100 individual medley (IM) record with a second-place swim in 1:05.74, 1.26 seconds clear of her previous record. Weir won three events overall.
MEN'S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Derek Furtado, Norwich (Fr., Plymouth, Mass.)
At Saturday's dual meet at Maine Maritime Furtado won the men's 100 yard butterfly race in 56.94 and the men's 500 yard freestyle in 5:18.92, setting two pool records in the process as the Cadets defeated the Mariners. Sunday at Husson, Furtado won the 200 yard freestyle in 1:54.85 and the 50 yard butterfly in 26.09 as the Cadets topped the Eagles
GNAC SWIMMING & DIVING WEEKLY ARCHIVE (2019-20)
|WEEK||WOMEN'S ATHLETE||MEN'S ATHLETE||
|1||Jinnae Jang, CSC||Brendan Pike, REG||Leilani Marlow, CSC||Robert Wood, REG|
|2||Aine Scholand, SIM||Joseph Clark, NOR||Meg Driscoll, SIM||Robert Wood, REG (2)|
|3||Sarah Manjikian, SIM||GianCarlos Banrey, REG||Katelyn Quinlan, SIM||Kaleo Kihleng, CSC|
|4||Aine Scholand, SIM (2)||Sam Carlson, NOR||Nikky Ansley, NOR||Evan Whaley, SJC|
|5||Sarah Manjikian, SIM (2)||Alex DiGiacomo, NOR||Nikky Ansley, NOR (2)||Jack Brennan, NOR|
|6||Laura List, SIM||Steven Johnston, HUS||Meg Driscoll, SIM (2)||Evan Whaley, SJC (2)|
|7||Gloria Sutton, REG||Brendan Pike, REG (2)||Alexia Weir, USJ||Evan Whaley, SJC (3)|
|8||Aine Scholand, SIM (3)||Brendan Pike, REG (3)||Eva Piernas, SIM||Max Isley, CSC|
|9||Sara Manjikian, SIM (3)||Joseph Clark, NOR (2)||Katelyn Quinlan, SIM (2)||Robert Wood, REG (3)|
|10||Jinnae Jang, CSC (2)||Joseph Clark, NOR (3)||Alexia Weir, USJ (2)||Derek Furtado, NOR|
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