Jan 22, 2014, 9:51 AM EDT
Schegoleva, McLaughlin Highlight Weekly Women’s S/D Honorees
Northeastern junior Anna Schegoleva and James Madison redshirt freshman Taryn McLaughlin were honored on Tuesday as the CAA Women’s Swimmer and Diver of the Week, respectively.
Schegoleva became the first Husky to earn weekly league honors this season after an impressive weekend at UVM, where she registered three individual first-place finishes. It’s the second straight meet in which the Cyprus native has won three events, though on Saturday she won the 100 back (58.37), the 100 free (52.95) and the 100 butterfly (57.65). Schegoleva even helped lend a hand on the Huskies’ winning 200 medley relay team that kicked off the meet with a solid time of 1:48.12.
McLaughlin continues to impress for the Dukes despite being a redshirt first-year. It’s the fourth weekly honor of the season for the Hudson, Ohio product. McLaughlin captured first-place honors on the one-meter board with a score of 264.20, then placed second on the three-meter, tallying a mark of 254.40. Overall, she’s turned out five first-place performances this season alone.
UNCW sophomore Jenson Engen rounded out more action from around the CAA, earning two first-place individual finishes for the Seahawks versus Wingate last weekend. Engen recorded winning times of 1:04.14 in the 100 breast, 2:22.07 in the 200 breast and swam a leg on the winning 400 medley relay team, which registered a time of 3:24.63.
UNCW’s Halonen Earns Fifth Men’s Swimmer of the Week Nod
For the fifth time this season, UNCW junior Valtteri Halonen earned CAA Men’s Swimmer of the Week honors.
Even more impressive than hearing his name called for the fifth time during the 2013-14 swimming/diving season is that Halonen’s honor on Tuesday is the eighth weekly nod by a Seahawk male overall. Diver Allen Crosby has won Diver of the Week honors three times this season.
This past weekend, Halonen claimed first place finishes in three individual events and four event overall in a meet versus Wingate. The Finland native swam the 200 free in 1:43.97, the 100 fly in 50.45, the 200 back in 1:50.63 and the winning 400 medley relay in 3:51.12.
Fellow Seahawk Joe Gallene, a senior, captured first-place honors in both the 50 and 100 free with times of 21.03 and 46.73, respectively in the 138.5-121.5 victory.
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