Oakland’s Khotynetski, LaGrand Named Horizon League Swimmers of the Week

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January 18th, 2023 News

Courtesy: Horizon League

INDIANAPOLIS (January 18, 2023) –  Oakland’s Marko Khotynetski and Susan LaGrand complete the sweep and pick up the Nike® #HLSD Swimmer of the Week awards. Khotynetski earns his second weekly title as he tallied seven victories against Horizon League competition. LaGrand picked up eight individual victories for the Golden Grizzlies as she earns her third weekly award of the season. She also clocked in with the fastest mid-major 100 IM time in the country at 55.57. IUPUI’s Sebastian Otero and Oakland’s Ellie Chalifoux win the Nike® #HLSD Diver of the Week awards. Otero swept the Horizon League competition with victories in both the one and three meter dives with scores of 334.55 and 347.45 respectively. Meanwhile, Chalifoux was victorious in both events on the women’s side with a total score of 306.35.

MEN’S SWIMMER OF THE WEEK | MARKO KHOTYNETSKI | OAKLAND | SENIOR | KYIV, RUSSIA
Marko Khotynetskyi rolled out seven first-place wins over the weekend at Oakland’s home meet for his incredible performances. Some include the 100-yard backstroke (48.41), and 200-yard backstroke (1:48.82) all the way to the 200-yard IM (1:50.53) and importantly, swimming a leg in the 400-yard medley relay (3:11.32) to bring add another victory for the Golden Grizzlies.

WOMEN’S SWIMMER OF THE WEEK | SUSAN LAGRAND | OAKLAND UNIVERISTY | GRADUATE STUDENT | GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.
Susan LaGrand had an incredible weekend in the pool with eight collected wins in her individual events including her backstroke events, (100-yard backstroke, 55.04 and 200-yard backstroke, 2:01.44), as well as contributing to the team victories in the relay events. She set a personal best in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:02.45), additionally, she now holds the fastest mid-major time in the country for her performance in the 100-yard IM (55.57).

MENS DIVER OF THE WEEK | SEBASTIAN OTERO | IUPUI | FRESHMAN | FISHERS, IND.
Otero swept the competition against Youngstown State and Oakland as he took first-place in the 3-meter dive with a score of 347.45 and won the 1-meter dive with a score of 334.55.

WOMEN’S DIVER OF THE WEEK | ELLIE CHALIFOUX | OAKLAND | JUNIOR | BEVERLY HILLS, MICH.
Ellie Chalifoux recorded a victorious weekend off the diving board with a final tally of her season-high 306.35 point total for the Golden Grizzlies in at their home meet against Youngstown State and IUPUI.

2022-23 Nike® #HLSD Men’s Swimmer of the Week
October 12 – Aleksa Radenovic, Youngstown State
October 19 – Nik Wheeler, Milwaukee
October 26 – Spencer Jyawook, IUPUI
November 2 – Marko Khotynetski, Oakland
November 9 – Aleksa Radenovic, Youngstown State
November 16 – Logan Kelly, IUPUI
November 23 – Logan Kelly, IUPUI
December 7 – Aleksa Radenovic, Youngstown State
December 21 – Gavin Webb, Youngstown State
January 11 – Paddy Johnston, Cleveland State
January 18 – Marko Khotynetski, Oakland

2022-23 Nike® #HLSD Women’s Swimmer of the Week
October 12 – Taylor Bailey, Oakland
October 19 – Emmaleigh Zietlow, IUPUI
October 26 – Erika Thomas, Milwaukee
November 2 – Susan LaGrand, Oakland
November 9 – Miriam Frass, Youngstown State
November 16 – Emma Theobald, IUPUI
November 23 – Emmaleigh Zietlow, IUPUI
December 7 – Susan LaGrand, Oakland
December 21 – Miriam Frass, Youngstown State
January 11 – Miriam Frass, Youngstown State
January 18 – Susan LaGrand, Oakland

2022-23 Nike® #HLSD Men’s Diver of the Week
October 12 – Sebastian Otero, IUPUI
October 19 – Jared Kleczka, Milwaukee
October 26 – Sebastian Otero, IUPUI
November 2 – Sebastian Otero, IUPUI
November 9 – Simon Iwanonkiw, Youngstown State
November 16 – Sebastian Otero, IUPUI
November 23 – Jared Kleczka, Milwaukee
December 7 – Cody Thill, Youngstown State
January 11- Zachary Lao, Youngstown State
January 18 – Sebastian Otero, IUPUI

2022-23 Nike® #HLSD Women’s Diver of the Week
October 12 – Sadie Smith, IUPUI
October 19 – Brooke Eichel, Cleveland State
October 26 – Julie Rebek, Milwaukee
November 2 – Julie Rebek, Milwaukee
November 9 – Kayla Wrasman, Youngstown State
November 16 – Ellie Chalifoux, Oakland
November 23 – Bella Smith, IUPUI
December 7 – Kayla Wrasman, Youngstown State
January 11 – Kayla Wrasman, Youngstown State
January 18 – Ellie Chalifoux, Oakland

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