Dec 05, 2018
MEN'S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: NOV. 27-Dec. 3
UNLV's Wyatt Marsalek and Tazman Abramowicz have been named the Western Athletic Conference Men's Swimmer and Diver of the Week, respectively, for Nov. 27-Dec. 3.
Marsalek, a freshman from Santa Maria, Calif., finished second in the 1650 freestyle at the UNLV Invite. Marsalek defeated competition from UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly, UC San Diego, Pacific, and Fresno Pacific. He posted a time of 15:45.68 which ranks third best in the WAC this season.
Abramowicz, a freshman from Calgary, Canada, placed first and second at the UNLV Invite. In the 3-meter dive he tallied 323.45 points for a first-place finish. He posted 249.55 points in the 1-meter dive to finish runner-up. Abramowicz competed against divers from Cal Poly, Pacific, and Fresno Pacific.
Other swimmer nominees: CSU Bakersfield's Kris Rogic finished fifth and recorded the seventh best time in the WAC in the 100 backstroke… Daniil Antipov of Grand Canyon placed second in the 100 butterfly at the USA Swimming Winter Nationals… Seattle U's Greg Raper recorded a program top-ten time in the 50 freestyle with a 20.40.
Other diver nominees: Air Force's Cole Armagost finished sixth in the 3-meter and eighth in the 1-meter at the Utah Diving Invite.
WOMEN'S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: NOV. 27-Dec. 3
CSU Bakersfield's Autumn D'Arcy has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women's Swimmer of the Week, respectively, for Nov. 27-Dec. 3.
D'Arcy, a freshman from Redlands, Calif., earned first in the 100 butterfly and second in the 200 individual medley. She set a new school record in the 100 butterfly in a time of 53.50. She also swam the fourth-fastest 50 freestyle time in program history while leading the 200 freestyle relay to fifth place and the fourth-fastest time in program history. Her time of 2:02.61 in the 200 individual medley is best in the WAC this season. D'Arcy also leads the WAC in the 100 butterfly.
The Air Force men competed at the two-day Utah Diving Invite. Cole Armagost led the Falcons in the 3-meter tallying 265.65 points for a sixth-place finish. Jack Zocher was just behind in seventh and with 260.70 points. In the 1-meter, Jack Macceca finished best in seventh with a career-best 264.75 points. Armagost followed in eighth place with 244.60 points.
At the UNLV Invite, the CSU Bakersfield men finished in seventh. Kris Rogic took eighth in the 200 backstroke swimming a 1:53.11. James Skuse placed 12th in the same event. Noah Hultner took 15th in the 1,650 freestyle (16:42.53). The 400 freestyle relay placed ninth in 3:02.78.
For the women, Autumn D'Arcy led the way. She placed eighth in the 100 freestyle (51.26). D'Arcy set a school record in the 100 butterfly (53.50) and finished in first. She snagged another top five finish in the 400 individual medley (4:2.99). Jayssie Haynes swam a 2:16.49 in the 200 breaststroke for fifth place. Maddie Cosgrove also took fifth in the 200 butterfly (2:03.74).
Daniil Antipov was one of 11 Grand Canyon athletes to compete at the USA Swimming Winter Nationals. He placed second in the 100 butterfly with a time of 46.86, the top time in the WAC this season.
The Vandals claimed the team title at the three-day Husky Invitational. Briana Lucien posted the fastest 1,650 freestyle time in 17:07.97 which was also the seventh fastest in program history. She also clocked the fourth-fastest 400 individual medley time in program histroy at 4:23.80. Leah Fisk and Emily Kliewer each finished in the top eight in the 100 freestyle. Fisk also earned best in the 200 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Aimee Iwamoto and Lauren Votava finished top two in the 200 breaststroke.
Seattle U men won the 2018 Husky Invite collegiate team title this weekend. The Redhawks posted five individual all-time top-10 times, as Ryan Ascencio, Ian Keane, Isaac Parker, Greg Raper, and Juan Varela broke into the program record books. The Redhawks won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:04.95, ninth-best in program history.
The women competed also at the 2018 Husky Invite. Sarah Carr recorded an SU all-time top-10 effort in the 200 IM and the 800 freestyle relay team put up an all-time top-10 time in program history.
Wyatt Marsalek led the Rebels on the swimming side of things at the UNLV Invite. He finished second in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 15:45.55, third best in the WAC this season. Sean Gage took fourth in the 100 individual medley and Hayden Cornellison finished sixth in the 200 backstroke. Michal Cukanow placed third in the 200 butterfly. Tazman Abramowicz was best in diving finishing first and second. He took first in the 3-meter dive with 323.45 points and second in the 1-meter tallying 249.55 points.