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This Week in WAC Swimming and Diving - Oct. 24

This Week in WAC Swimming and Diving - Oct. 24
 
MEN'S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: OCT. 15-22
Grand Canyon's Mazen Shoukri and California Baptist's Garret Chew have been named Western Athletic Conference Men's Swimmer and Diver of the Week, respectively, for Oct. 15-22.
 
Shoukri, a freshman from Alexandria, Egypt, led the Lopes in a two-day sweep over Seattle U. Shoukri placed first in all four of his individual events and helped relays to first and second place finishes. On day one, he recorded a 20.65 in the 50 freestyle and a 45.22 in the 100 free. With his time in the 100 freestyle he broke the Fr. Edward A. Reese Aquatic Center Pool Record of 45.28. On day two, he swam a 20.45 in the 50 free and 45.54 in the 100. He currently owns the top WAC times in the 50 and 100 free and the 400-freestyle relay.
 
Chew, a senior from Mission Viejo, Calif., finished first in the 3-meter dive and ninth in the 1-meter at the Lancer Dive Invite. He won the 3-meter with a score of 323.55. In the 1-meter, Chew earned 239 points. He faced teams such as Cal Poly, UNLV, Hawaii, and Pacific.
 
Other men's swimmer nominees: California Baptist's Jacob Leahy won two individual events and two relays in a dual against UNLV… Kris Rogic of CSU Bakersfield earned first in the 50 backstroke and third in the 200 backstroke as well as helped relays to three top-three finishes… Seattle U's Juan Varela finished top two in four events at Grand Canyon and recorded the ninth-fastest 1000 freestyle time in program history… Hayden Hemmens of UNLV took first in the 200 and 500 freestyle events and anchored a second place 400-medley relay finish.
 
Other men's diver nominee: UNLV's Tazman Abramowicz placed sixth in the 1-meter (249.60) and fifth in the 3-meter (272) at the Lancer Dive Invite.
 
WOMEN'S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: OCT. 15-22
Grand Canyon's Marina McInelly and California Baptist's Emily Dunkerson have been named Western Athletic Conference Women's Swimmer and Diver of the Week, respectively, for Oct. 15-22.
 
McInelly, a sophomore from Gilbert, Ariz., finished first in all four individual events against Seattle U and Loyola Marymount. She also helped the 400-medley relay to a first-place finish. McInelly posted a time of 58.36 in the 100 butterfly and 2:10.20 in the 200-individual medley. She also won the 100 breaststroke (1:04.44) and the 200 breaststroke (2:24.29). She currently holds the second-best time in the WAC in the 100 breaststroke.
 
Dunkerson, a sophomore from Riverside, Calif., had two top-three finishes at the Lancer Dive Invite. She won the 1-meter with a score of 250.80. In the 3-meter she tallied a score of 260.85 for a third-place finish. Dunkerson defeated opponents from Cal Poly and UNLV.
 
Other women's swimmer nominees: California Baptist's Emily Longfellow had three top-three finishes including first in the 400 individual medley (4:33.23)… Jayssie Haynes of CSU Bakersfield recorded two top-three individual finishes and two third-place relay finishes… Idaho's Natalie Crocker earned her first career victory with a win in the 50 free (24.04) and earned third in the 100 free (53.08)…Hanna McGowan of NM State won the 200 breaststroke and led the 400-medley relay to first… Seattle U's Bryn Lasher had four top-three finishes including two individual and two in relays.
 
Other women's diver nominees: Idaho's Heather Carbon earned her first career victory in the 1-meter with a score of 263.70… Mackinna Hauff of NM State snagged first with 282.60 points which qualifies her for NCAA Diving Zones.
 
THIS WEEK IN WAC SWIMMING AND DIVING 
AIR FORCE
The Falcons lost to Wyoming 179-121 but defeated Colorado School of Mines 225-75 and Colorado Mesa 209-91. Against Wyoming, Air Force had four event wins. Cole McAnany won the 100 backstroke in 50.64 and Ben Settle won the 200 backstroke in 1:54.56. Aaron Pang took first in the 100 butterfly (50.54) and Peter Lochmaier won the 200 butterfly in 1:50.97. 
 
Against Colorado Mines and Colorado Mesa, Air Force dominated winning 14 of the 16 events. Andrew Limpert had two individual wins in the 50 freestyle (21.52) and the 500 freestyle (4:51.24). Settle also had two individual wins in the 100 (52.56) and 200 backstroke (1:56.75). 
 
CALIFORNIA BAPTIST
California Baptist men defeated UNLV 172-128 winning 10 of 14 events. They had 13 other top-three individual finishes. Jacob Leahy won the 100 freestyle (45.60) and the 100 backstroke (49.51). Scott Tolman earned two individual wins in the 100 breaststroke (56.00) and 200 breastroke (2:02.32). The Lancers finished top two in the 200 butterfly with David Miller taking first and Adityastha Wratsangka runner-up. CBU took first place in the 100 butterfly and the 50 free as well as both relays. The divers took part in the largest-ever Lancer Dive Invite. WAC Men's Diver of the Week, Garret Chew, led the Lancers winning the 3-meter dive with 323.55 points. Zane Freeman took second with 296.05 and fifth on the 1-meter with 267.85. 
 
Emily Longfellow won the 400 individual medley (4:33.23) as the Lancers followed in two-three-four for a 16 point sweep. California Baptist also won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:35.11. Rebeca Oveido and Mackenzie Mergel won second and third place in the 200 and 500 freestyle races. The Lancers fell 187-108 to UNLV. The women divers also competed in the Lancer Dive Invite. Emily Dunkerson finished first in the 1-meter dive against 28 other divers. She won with a score of 250.80. Savannah Uhlir finished fourth with 241.70. In the 3-meter, Dunkerson snagged third and Uhlir eighth. 
 
CSU BAKERSFIELD
CSU Bakersfield men finished third in the CSUB Sprint Classic and Roadrunner Invite. Kris Rogic was the only 'Runner to finish first on day one of competition. He won the 50 backstroke in 22.99. They finished second in the 800 freestyle relay. Benjo Duenas earned fourth in the 100 individual medley (52.93) and fifth in the 400 individual medley (4:04.37). On day two, Loren Gillian took fifth in the 200 free (1:42.22) and fourth in the 100 free (46.30). Rogic placed third in the 200 backstroke (1:52.93) while Richie Campbell won second in the 50 free (20.96). Their 400 freestyle relay took third and Duenas had a third place finish in the 500 free. 
 
The women also competed in the CSUB Sprint Classic and Roadrunner Invite. They finished fifth in day one and third on day two. Jayssie Haynes and Autumn D'Arcy recorded second place finishes in the 400 individual medley (4:27.62) and the 50 fly (25.09), respectively. They took third in the 800 free relay. Day two brought a victory as Haynes won the 200 breaststroke in 2:20.47. She also took fourth in the 200 individual medley (2:08.17). Sabrina Zavala added two third-place finishes in the 1,000 freestyle (10:30.31) and 500 freestyle (5:06.67). D'Arcy earned second in the 200 individual medley recording a 2:06.62.
 
GRAND CANYON 
The Grand Canyon men swept Seattle U in a two-day meet. They won day one 132-73 winning ten events and setting two pool records. Mazen Shoukri won the 50 freestyle (20.65) and 100 freestyle (45.22). His 100 time broke the Fr. Edward A. Reese Aquatic Center pool record of 45.28. Carazo Barbero also set a pool record in the 1,650 freestyle recording a 15:58.72. Day two followed suit with another dominating win, 127-77, and three new pool records. Mark Nikolaev won the 200 individual medley in 1:51.78 breaking the record he set last year. He also broke the pool record in the 500 freestyle (4:25.58). 
 
The women defeated Seattle U 144-59 and Loyola Marymount 136-66 on day one and 133-65 and 133-67 on day two. Roaia Mashaly and Marina McInelly each tallied two first-place finishes. Mashaly won the 200 freestyle (1:53.37) and 500 freestyle (5:13.71). McInelly was best in the 100 butterfly (58.36) and 100 breaststroke (1:04.44). On day two the Lopes swept the relay races and Mashaly and McInelly each won two events again for another pair of dominating wins. 
 
IDAHO
The Idaho women lost a dual to Washington State, 159-129. Natalie Crocker won the 50 freestyle in 24.04 and Emily Kliewer won the 100 butterfly in 56.92. On the diving side, Janelle Lucas won the 3-meter with 321.45 points and Heather Carbon claimed the 1-meter with a score of 263.70. 
 
NM STATE
NM State cruised by CSU Pueblo 143-76. Grace Laporte won the 1000 free in 11:03.37 while Katherine Harston snagged first in the 200 free (1:58.05). In the 200 individual medley Lauren Hemburrow picked up a win with a time of 2:10.76. In dives, Mackinna Hauff and Sheridan Decker qualifed for NCAA Diving Zones.
 
SEATTLE U
Seattle U struggled in a two-day meet against Grand Canyon. Juan Varela won the 500 freestyle in 4:48.83 and took second in the 1650 freestyle in 16:36.57. Jack Neton recorded a program top-ten all-time finish in the 400 individual medley (4:09.56). On day two, Varela won the 1000 freestyle in 9:50.78 which ranks ninth best in program history. Shawn Fujii recorded a win over the weekend in the 200 butterfly (1:55.64) and Neton added another win in the 200 breaststroke (2:06.52).
 
The women recorded a pair of losses to Grand Canyon as well but picked up one win over Loyola Marymount. Bryn Lasher notched a second-place finish in the 100 butterfly (59.30). Allison Plamondon took third in the 100 backstroke (1:00.83) and Darian Himes also took third in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.35). Their relays finished second and third. Lasher returned on day two to win the 200 butterfly (2:10.77). Himes earned another top-three finish with second in the 200 breaststroke (2:28.90). The relays finished in second and third for the second day in a row. 
 
UNLV
The Rebels lost 172-128 to California Baptist. Individually, Wyatt Marsalek won the 1650 freestyle in 16:12.80. Hayden Hemmens earned first in the 200 freestyle (1:40.53) and Hayden Cornellison was best in the 200 backstroke (1:49.61).  Hemmens was also best in the 500 freestyle (4:40.42). On the diving side, Tazman Abramowicz took first in the 1-meter with 288.80 and Jesse Cawley followed in second with a score of 253.35. The two flipped in the 3-meter as Cawley took first (285.70) and Abramowicz grabbed second (264.30). 
 
WYOMING
The Cowboys defeated Air Force 179-121 winning 12 events. Mitchell Hovis finished first in the 100 breaststroke (56.79) and David Murphy was best in the 100 freestyle (46.10). In the 500 freestyle, Ryan Netzel took first in 4:46.33. On the boards, Ryan Russi won the 1-meter with 280.73 points and the 3-meter with 310.50.