Dec 19, 2018
WOMEN'S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: DEC. 11-17
NM State's Reagan Nentwich and MacKinna Hauff have been named the Western Athletic Conference Women's Swimmer and Diver of the Week, respectively, for Dec. 11-17.
Nentwich, a junior from San Antonio, won three individual events and two relays at the Lancer Swim/Dive Invitational. She finished best in the 50 butterfly in a time of 24.71 and in the 100 butterfly touching at 55.25. Nentwich also took first in the 100 backstroke recording a 56.46. She helped both the 200 and 400 medley relays to first-place finishes. NM State was the top finisher out of six competitors.
Hauff, a senior from Edmonton, Canada, swept both diving events in two days of competition at the Lancer Swim/Dive Invitational. She won the 1-meter dive with 254.75 points, more than a 20-point deficit between second place. She followed by winning the 3-meter dive with an even greater margin earning 249.90 points. On day two of competition, Hauff won the 3-meter with 295.35 points and the 1-meter with 284.60. This marks Hauff's second time receiving WAC Athlete of the Week honors this season.
Other swimmer nominees: California Baptist's Isabella Rhodes won five events, scoring the most points for the Lancers, and guiding CBU to a second-place team finish.
Other diver nominees: Savannah Uhlir of California Baptist posted four top-six finishes with her best coming in the 3-meter dive, earning second with 206.50 points.
THIS WEEK IN WAC SWIMMING AND DIVING
CBU men ended the Lancer Swim/Dive Invitational with a first-place team finish and 12 qualifying times for the 2019 College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America National Invitational Championship. The Lancers won first and second in all eight events Friday and had the top-three finishers six times. The diver trio of Zane Freeman, Garrret Chew, and Tyler Stevens swept first through third on both days of competition.
The women had three individuals claim victories in the first day of competition at the Lancer Swim/Dive Invitational. They had six record automatic-qualifying times throughout Friday's events. On day two, Isabella Rhodes shined for the Lancers. She had six top-three finishes, including three wins, and swam a NIC qualifying time in the 100 individual medley. Savannah Uhlir performed best for the divers as she logged four top-six finishes.
The Aggies dominated in their showing at the Lancer Swim/Dive Invitational. They tallied 1,683 points on their way to a first-place team finish. NM State had the top-four finishes in the 200 freestyle. The Aggies won the 200 medley relay and the 800 freestyle relay. MacKinna Hauff won all four diving events throughout both days. Teammates Raina Brommer and Sheridan Decker completed the first-through-third place sweep in the 1-meter and 3-meter dives on Saturday.