Colorado State diver Ariana Milone has been named this week’s Mountain West Women’s Diver of the Week. The award, which was announced by the conference Wednesday morning, is Milone’s second of her young career.
UNLV has gotten a verbal commitment from one of the top breaststrokers in the class of 2014.
“We were mostly happy with the results in terms of a scrimmage format,” Connecticut swimming coach Bob Goldberg said. “We used this meet as preparation for the West Point meet ahead next week.”
The 2013 edition of the annual SMU Classic meet was an absolute classic, thanks in part to Tanja Kylliainen.
“We had a solid effort from our women today,” he said. “Burke led the way with three wins, but we also got great performances from Charlotte Holz, Macey Arnold and Kendall Towe.”
SBU started the meet strong with a first place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. Vatslav Lets, Matthew Schutt, Jimmy Martin and Viacheslav Shchukin broke a pool record with a time of 1:33.49. Shchukin kept the momentum going with a first place finish in the in the 100- yard freestyle with a time of 45.73.
Matt Josa and the Division II Queens University Royals posted solid early season times and gained 9 NCAA B-Standards in their victory over Division I Gardner-Webb.
Florida State’s Tiffany Oliver went two season-bests to sweep the sprint events at the annual Paint it Pink meet in Tallahassee.
Northwestern sophomore Jordan Wilimovsky continues to impress in college with his two individual wins in the 1,000 and 500 yard freestyle, which were key to the Wildcats’ win over the Eastern Michigan University Eagles.
Day 1 of the SMU classic is the fastest session of racing we’ve seen thus far in the 2013-2014 season.
Anton Loncar from Oregon has verbally committed to the University of Denver.
“I am excited to see how our men perform against some tough competition,” Tiger head coach Pat Mead said. “This meet will give us an indication of our team’s character and toughness. I am confident they will step up to the challenge.”
Shchukin (featured image, left), a sophomore from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, recorded two top-three finishes for the Bonnies at the WNY Invite including a first-place finish in the 100-yd freestyle with a time of 44.34.
The SEC and Mountain West conferences released their weekly swimming and diving awards. Marcelo Chierighini (pictured above) was the SEC Men’s Swimmer of the Week after swimming a 19.93 and 44.09 in the 50 and 100 freestyles.
ECU has picked up three significant verbals in the class of 2014 this week.