Nov 07, 2018
MEN'S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: OCT. 29-Nov. 5
UNLV's Wyatt Marsalek and Grand Canyon's Pietro Hufnagel Toscani have been named Western Athletic Conference Men's Swimmer and Diver of the Week, respectively, for Oct. 29-Nov. 5.
Marsalek, a freshman from Santa Marie, Calif., won the 1000 freestyle and took second in the 500 freestyle against BYU. His time of 9:32 in the 1000 is the fastest time in the WAC this season. He is ahead of the second best 1000 freestyle time in the WAC by more than two seconds.
Hufnagel Toscani, a junior from Sao Paulo, Brazil, won three events and took second in the fourth against Air Force. In the 3-meter he scored 321.50 points which qualifies him for NCAA Zone. His 1-meter score of 321.90 ranks best in the WAC so far this season.
Other men's swimmer nominee: Air Force's Peter Lochmaier won three events and tied for first in the 200 butterfly… Bogdan Plavin of Grand Canyon finished first in two individual events and helped two relays to top finishes… Wyoming's David Murphy earned 18 points with two individual wins against Colorado Mines.
Other men's diver nominee: Air Force's Cole Armagost took first in the 3-meter and second in the 1-meter against Grand Canyon… Jesse Cawley of UNLV won both diving events against Utah and BYU.
WOMEN'S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: OCT. 29- Nov. 5
Northern Colorado's Rose Saya and Northern Arizona's Christina Torrente have been named Western Athletic Conference Women's Swimmer and Diver of the Week, respectively, for Oct. 29-Nov. 5.
Saya, a freshman from Denver, Colo., helped Northern Colorado to their fifth straight win defeating Air Force and Grand Canyon. Saya won all three events she participated in. She won the 200 freestyle (1:54.34) and the 100 freestyle (52.86) while also competing in the first-place 200 freestyle relay. In the WAC, she is currently fourth best in the 200 freestyle.
Torrente, a senior from Redmond, Wash., took first place in both dives against Idaho. She scored a career-best 342.25 on the 3-meter which ranks as the second-highest score in Northern Arizona history. She won the 1-meter with a score of 315.37.
Other women's swimmer nominees: CSU Bakersfield's Jayssie Haynes won three individual events and competed in a first-place relay as she led the 'Runners to a win over Pepperdine… Roaia Mashaly of Grand Canyon won two individual events and a relay against Air Force and Northern Colorado.
Other women's diver nominee: Grand Canyon's Menna El-Midany qualified for NCAA Zones and took first both days in the 1-meter against Northern Colorado.
The Falcons tied with Grand Canyon 121.5-121.5 and lost the following day to the Lopes 143-100. Air Force won six events and tied in a seventh. Peter Lochmaier tied Grand Canyon's Daniil Antipov in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:52.36. Lochmaier won the 200 freestyle (1:41.61) earlier in the day. Adam Grimm won two events in the 500 freestyle (4:45.75) and the 1,000 freestyle (9:57.21).
In the loss, the Falcons finished runner-up in eight of 13 events. Lochmaier won two more events in the 1,000 freestyle (10:01.35) and the 500 freestyle (4:41.55).
The Roadrunners won 13 of 16 events to defeat Pepperdine 185-109. Jayssie Haynes led the CSU Bakersfield effort with three individual wins and a relay win. Haynes won the 200 butterfly (2:07.30), 500 freestyle (5:03.75) and the 200 individual medley (2:10.31). She also helped the 400 medley relay to a win in 3:53.70. Autumn D'Arcy won the 200 freestyle in 1:53.88 and the 200 backstroke in 2:08.43. Maddie Cosgrove was the last one to win two events finishing first in the 100 freestyle (52.48) and the 100 butterfly (58.86).
The Grand Canyon men tied and won against Air Force in back-to-back meets. It was the Lopes first ever tie in Division I history. Mark Nikolaev won the 200 individual medley (1:54.91) and the 200 backstroke (1:51.52). Daniil Antipov won the 200 butterfly in 1:52.36. Nikolaev and Antipov both swam on the winning 400 medley relay in 3:19.97. Pietro Hufnagel Toscani won the 1-meter dive and was runner-up in the 3-meter.
Day two brought two more relay wins. The Lopes have yet to lose a relay this season. Nikolaev won two more events in the 200 individual medley (1:54.67) and the 100 backstroke (47.67). Antipov also won again in the 100 butterfly with a time of 48.70. Hufnagel Toscani recorded a NCAA Zone qualifying score in the 3-meter dive.
The women fell to Air Force twice ,132-111 and 129-112, and lost to Northern Colorado 134-107. On day one against Air Force, the Lopes won both relays. Roaia Mashaly won the 200 freestyle in 1:55.22 and the 500 freestyle in 5:17.05. Emily Muteti won the 200 butterfly (2:10.00) and Kenya McCray won the 100 freestyle (53.56). Brigit Van Der Vegte won the 200 breaststroke touching at 2:07.74.
Day two started with another win in the 200 medley relay. Mashaly recorded second-place finishes in the 200 freestyle and the 100 freestyle. For dives, Menna El-Midany won the 1-meter dive with a NCAA Zone qualifying score.
Idaho split over the week losing to Northern Arizona 154-146 but defeating Seattle U 251-41. The first win came from Leah Fisk in the 200 freestyle. She won by just four one-hundreths of a second with a 1:53.81. Katie Hale won the 100 backstroke followed by teammate Emily Dietz in second. Sarah Hall won the 200 backstroke and Lauren Votava claimed first in the 200 breaststroke. Brianna Lucien won the 400 individual medley. In dives, Nikki Imanaka took second in both.
Northern Arizona started the weekend with a loss to Washington State but bounced back with wins over Idaho and Seattle U. The Lumberjacks took first in four events. Monique King claimed first in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:52.36. Elisa Rodriguez finished best in the 50 freestyle and Andrea Schmidt won the 200 butterfly in 2:05.31.
In day two of competition against Idaho and Seattle U, the 'Jacks claimed a season-high ten event wins. King and Rodriguez each picked up two individual wins. Christina Torrente won both diving events while Emily Sharrer and Alyssa Jones posted NCAA Zone qualifying scores.
Northern Colorado won twice in a dual against Air Force and Grand Canyon. The Bears won eight events in the meet and extended their win streak to five straight and 3-0 in the WAC. Rose Saya, WAC Swimmer of the Week, won the 200 and 100 freestyle and competed in the first-place freestyle relay. Maddy Moore also won multiple events in the 50 freestyle and helped in the freestyle relay. Petra Kis, Anna Austin, Sunneva Robertson, and Maria Heymans all recorded individual wins.
Seattle U lost in a dual to Northern Arizona and Idaho. They fell to Idaho 251-41 and 246-44 to five-time defending WAC champion, Northern Arizona. Sarah Carr placed seventh in the 200 freestyle recording a 1:59.60. Darian Himes took sixth in the 100 breaststroke touching in 1:10.45.
The Rebels lost to Utah 142-91 and BYU 327-273.