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This Week in WAC Swimming and Diving - Oct. 17

This Week in WAC Swimming and Diving - Oct. 17
California Baptist's Jacob Leahy has been named Western Athletic Conference Men's Swimmer of the Week, respectively, for Oct. 8-15.
Leahy, a sophomore from Sammamish, Wash., placed first in three events and runner up in one at the Pepperdine Malibu Invite. Individually, Leahy earned first in the 100 butterfly (50.44) and the 100 backstroke (50.60). He also competed in the 200-medley relay which placed first (1:32.61) and the 400-free relay who earned runner-up (3:08.47). As a team, California Baptist finished fourth despite competing in only day two of the meet. The Lancers tallied 590 points, 145.5 points short of the meet winner.
Other swimmer nominee: Mazen Shoukri of Grand Canyon won first in the 50 freestyle and second in the 100 freestyle while also leading the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay to first place finishes... Seattle U's Shawn Fujii won the 100 butterfly (51.57), the 100 breaststroke (1:01.66) and competed in the first place 200 medley relay (1:37.21).
Northern Colorado's Petra Kis and NM State's Mackinna Hauff have been named Western Athletic Conference Women's Swimmer and Diver of the Week, respectively, for Oct. 8-15.
Kis, a sophomore from Budapest, Hungary, won three individual events and helped a relay to first against NM State. Kis won the 100 and 200 backstroke with times of 59.95 and 2:08.64. She also finished best in the 400-individual medley (4:37.85) and helped their 400 relay to a first place finish in 3:55.33. The Bears won 13 of the 16 events for their third straight meet win.
Hauff, a senior from Edmonton, Canada, swept the 1-meter and 3-meter dive against Northern Colorado. She won the 1-meter with 254.93 points. In the 3-meter, Hauff scored 278.77 points separating her by more than 50 points from the runner-up. Hauff also snagged a second and third place finish against Wyoming.
Other swimmer nominees: California Baptist's Rebeca Oviedo won the 200 and 500 freestyle races and competed in the fourth-place 400 freestyle relay… Grand Canyon's Roaia Mashaly finished fourth in the 200 freestyle and 50 freestyle while also grabbing fifth in the 100 freestyle... Allison Plamondon of Seattle U won two individual races and won in the 200 freestyle relay.
Other diver nominees: Grand Canyon's Menna El-Midany earned second in the 1-meter and 3-meter dives against Pac-12 competition... Nikki Imanaka of Idaho finished second in both dives against Boise State.
Californa Baptist men finished the Pepperdine Malibu Invite with 590 points despite only competing in day two of the meet. They placed in first and second in seven individual events plus two relays. Overall, they finished in fourth place as a team. The Lancers kicked off the meet sweeping first and second in the 200-yard medley relay. In the 500 freestyle California Baptist claimed the top six finishes and the top eigth times in the 100 butterfly. The Lancers stole the top four placings in the 100 backstroke with Jacob Leahy winning in 50.60. The Lancers won one-two-three in the 200 free and grabbed fifth. They ended the day with another first and second place in the 400-freestyle relay.
Rebecca Oveido and Rita Smirnova led the Lancers in the Pepperdine Malibu Invite. Oveido won the 200 freestyle (1:54.58) and 500 freestyle (5:04.31) with four other Lancers finishing second through fifth. Smirnova finished best in the 50 freestyle (24.82) and took third in the 100 individual medley (1:01.68). The Lancers finished fourth with 484.5 points. Their 200-medley relay finished first in 1:49.98. 
The Grand Canyon men lost 172-125 to 13th ranked Arizona. For the second weekend in a row the 200-meter medley relay won first. Mark Nikolaev won the 100 (48.14) and 200 backstroke (1:49.17). The Lopes swept the 50 freestyle with Mazen Shoukri leading in 20.60. They also had three in the top four of the 100 freestyle with Shoukri leading again finishing in second (46.04). Pietro Hufnagel Toscani won the 1-meter dive with 310.65 points and Nick Benson finished third wtih 256.95. They won second and third in the 3-meter dive as well. 
The women struggled a bit more against 21st ranked Arizona losing 204-80. Their 200-meter individual medley finished second in 1:46.20. Maja Uduc stole third in the 1,000 freestyle (11:09.85). In the 200 butterfly, Muteti earned fourth (2:10.69). Hannah Barker finished second in the 200 backstroke (2:05.43) and Robyn Edward followed in third (2:05.65). Barker also earned second in the 200 individual medley (2:13.59). Finishing second, Marina McInelley recorded a 2:23.77 on the 200 breaststroke. Menna El-Midany finished second in the 1-meter dive with 214.65 points and second in the 3-meter dive with 227.07 points. Tasmin Stewart earned third in the 1-meter with 203.71 points. 
The Idaho women fell short against Boise State losing 171-118. Lauren Votava took second in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:23.77) and fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:07.05). Aimee Iwamoto earned third in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.56). Nikki Imanaka and Janelle Lucas finished well in the diving events earning second and third. Imanaka scored 284.55 on the 3-meter and 289.27 on the one-meter for second in both. Lucas posted 282.60 in the 3-meter and 258.75 on the 1-meter for third place finishes.
NM State fell in back-to-back meets against Wyoming and Northern Colorado. The Aggies lost 178-117 against Wyoming and 187.5-112.5 against the Bears. NM State started the Wyoming dual with a third place finish (1:49.51) in the 200 medley relay. Moana Houde-Camirand finished third in the 1000 free while Mikaela Miele followed in fourth. Freshman Lauren Hemburrow won her first collegiate race in the 200 freestyle (1:57.18). In the 100 breaststroke, Hanna Mcgowan and Lauren Wood earned first and second. Lanie McAlpin finished second in the 200 butterfly (2:12.07). In the 1-meter dive Mackinna Hauff finished second with 247.95 points and third in the 3-meter dive with 244.28. 
Against Northern Colorado, the 400 medley relay finished second (3:59.43). Anabel Ivanov earned third in the 200 freestyle with a time of (1:58.22). Lanie McAlpin touch in second in the 100 backstroke (1:01.2). The Aggies finished three-four-five in the 100 breaststroke. Katherine Harston picked up a win in the 200 butterly (2:12.14). In the 3-meter dive Mackinna Hauff stole first witha score of 278.77 and in the 1-meter with 254.93. 
Northern Colorado defeated NM State in dominating fashion 187.5-112.5. Petra Kis was a part of four winning races starting off with the 400 relay. Rose Staya won the 100 freestyle in .01 seconds ahead of the runner-up. She also won the 200 freestyle (1:56.03) and was on the winning 200 relay team. Marna Heyman won the 100 and 200 breaststroke in 1:04.56 and 2:22.95, respectively. Celeste Llona led in diving with a second place finish in the 3-meter and third in the 1-meter. 
The men picked up a huge 146.5-39.5 win over Pacific Lutheran winnig every event including five races with one-two-three finishes. Both relays won to start and end the night. Shawn Fujii won the 100 breastroke and 100 butterfly. Alex Roderick won the 200 freestyle as the Redhawks also picked up second and third. Seattle U won the 50 freestyle in one-two-three fashion with Isaac Parker touching first in 21.59. Jack Neton won the 400 individual medley in 4:16.70. Mitchell Crossen finished the 100 freestyle in 48.05 for first and Ryan Shaw finished best in the 100 backstroke. Austin Barnard's 4:55.33 in the 500 freestyle won him first.  
Seattle U women easily defeated Pacific Lutheran 126-79. Allison Plamondon swam a 25.08 winning the 50 freestyle. Julia Gorman won the 200 freestyle in 2:01.80. Emma McGill won the 100 freestyle (11:13.82) and Jayna Van Stone took second (11:22.12). Bryn Lasher earned first in the 100 butterfly (59.29). Sarah Carr finished the 100 freestyle in 54.52 just beating out Van Stone who took second. The Redhawks finished the meet with a win in the 200 freestyle relay. 
The 2019 WAC Swimming and Diving Championship returns to Houston, Texas. Last year Wyoming won the WAC Men's Swimming & Diving Championship while Northern Arizona took home the women's crown for the fifth straight year.