Erwin, Young Named SAA Swimmers of the Week

Erwin, Young Named SAA Swimmers of the Week

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ATLANTA - The SAA released the swimming & diving Athletes of the Week for events competed this past week and, following voting by the league head coaches, Noah Young and Becca Erwin of Birmingham-Southern captured Men's and Women's Swimmers of the Week, respectively. Sewanee's Winston Westbrook captured Men's Diver of the Week and Centre's Sarah Hayhurst won Women's Diver of the Week.

SAA Women's Swimmer of the Week - Becca Erwin of Birmingham-Southern

In Becca Erwin's first meet of the season for BSC at the House of Champions Invite, she placed 7th in the 100 breast with a time of 1:05.5. She also placed 12th in the 50 free with a time of 24.06 and 12th in the 100 free with a time of 52.36. Her splits on the relays were 23.42 50 free, 1:04.88 in the 100 breast, 29.94 50 breast. These were al life time best and she broke 3 school records in her individual events.

SAA Women's Diver of the Week - Sarah Hayhurst of Centre

Centre's Sarah Hayhurst (pictured at right) dove in a very competitive House of Champions meet with primarily Division 1 teams. Sarah earned 5th place on the 3 meter and 6th place on the 1 meter. 

SAA Men's Swimmer of the Week - Noah Young of Birmingham-Southern

Noah Young of BSC competed at the House of Champions invite and placed 6th in the 100 back with a time of 51.01 (School Record). He also placed 11th in the 200 IM 1:53.45 and placed 18th in the 200 back with a time of 1:56.42. His splits on the relays included 24.64 50 back, 21.56 free, and led the 400 free relay off with a time of 47.87.

SAA Men's Diver of the Week  - Winston Westbrook of Sewanee

Sewanee's Winston Westbrook, senior from Brentwood, Tenn., won both the 1m and 3m events at the 4th Annual Igloo Invitational. On the one meter he scored 179.15 for the six dives, and 177.75 on the 3 meter board.

Other notable performances from around the league:

At the 4th Annual Igloo, Sewanee's Jessie Zahn, a sophomore from Virginia Beach, Va., dove to 2 second place finishes. Debuting two dives, a back 1 1/2 and a front double for the first time in competition, she scored 153.55 on the one meter, and 155.20 in the three meter events. 

Logan Oatman swam in the House of champions meet at IUPUI this past weekend and swam all seasonal best times. Logan swam the 500 Free in a 4:46.81, the 100 Back in 51.50 and the 200 Back in an NCAA B cut time of 1:50.63. Logan was also a member of Free relays that he split 1:46.68 in the 800 Free relay and led off the 400 Free relay with a 48.9.

Michael Whitehead, a senior from Panama City, Fla., was also busy with 3 individual swims and 4 relays at the 4th annual Igloo. Also swimming unrested, Michael swam to a 3rd place in the 200 IM (2:00.45), a fifth place in the 100 breast (1:01.88), and a second place in the 400 IM (4:14.45). He led off the 3rd place 800 free relay 1:48.98, swam 22.79 on the 3rd place 200 free relay, anchor the 400 medley relay in 50.23, and contributed a 49.28 effort in the 3rd place 400 Free relay.

Maddie Huber had a breakout meet at the house of Champions meet. She started the meet by going a lifetime best in the 500 Free of 5:13.23, then went another lifetime best in the 200 Free of 1:56.58 followed by another lifetime best in the 100 Free of 54.94. She was also a member of a number of relays turning in a time of 24.35 on the 200 Free relay, 54.47 anchoring the 400 Medley Relay, splitting 1:56.9 in the 800 Free relay and adding another 54.46 for the 400 Free relay.

Journey Eubank of Hendrix had the best meet of her life this past weekend at our first ever Hendrix Invitational.  Journey started the meet on Friday evening with a 1:13.42 breastroke split on our 400 Medley Relay.  On Saturday morning, Journey swam the breastroke leg in a 33.71 for our 2nd place 200 Medley Relay.  Journey then swam the 100 breast, placing 1st with a lifetime best of 1:13.18 (previous best was 1:14.38).  She also finished in 2nd place in the 200 breast with a time of 2:42.29 (previous best was 2:44.55). 

During the 4th Annual Igloo, hosted by Sewanee, Caty Hueske swam all season bests, unrested. She won the 100 back in a new pool record (58.89), was second the 100 free (53.64P) and in the 500 to teammate Meghan Mulhern (5:24.05), swam exhibition in the 200 IM (2:16.14) and had leadoff legs of 24.88 in the winning 200 free relay, 1:59.12 in the winning 800 free relay, swam 1:00.13 on the 2nd place 400 Medley relay, and anchored the 2nd place 400 free relay with a 53.19.