MIAC Athletes of the Week – January 29, 2019

MIAC Athletes of the Week - 2018-19

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its Athlete of the Week award winners for swimming and diving and indoor track and field on Tuesday. Student-athletes from Bethel, Carleton, Hamline, and St. Olaf claimed the Conference's weekly honors for Jan. 22-28, 2019.

The MIAC Athlete of the Week awards are nominated by the Conference's sports information directors and selected by MIAC staff. Throughout the winter season, team sports (basketball, hockey) Athletes of the Week will be recognized on Monday afternoons, with individual sports (swimming and diving, indoor track and field) announced on Tuesday afternoons. The winners of the latest Athlete of the Week awards are listed below, along with details on their outstanding performances.

To view each sport's 2018-19 Athlete of the Week home page, navigate to the MIAC's Awards page or visit the 2018-19 Athlete of the Week news archive for complete details on each week's selections and winners.

MIAC Men's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week
Sjon Greseth
St. Olaf College
St. Paul, Minn. | Eastview

Sjon Greseth competed in four events and placed first in all four as St. Olaf matched up with Carleton in a dual meet last weekend. Greseth was the anchor of the first-place 200-yard medley relay squad and won the 1000-yard freestyle (10:10.31) by 27 seconds. In the 500-yard freestyle, he recorded a time of 4:56.26, good for a first-place finish, and also took home top honors in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:02.77.

MIAC Women's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week
Caroline Mather
Carleton College
Highlands Ranch, Colo. | Mountain Vista

Caroline Mather played a role in three event victories as Carleton topped St. Olaf in a dual meet last Saturday. The senior swimmer was first to the wall in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle races, posting times of 24.41 and 53.80, respectively. Mather also anchored the Knights' victorious 200-yard freestyle relay team, which finished in 1:41.64.

MIAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week
Lucas Mueller
Carleton College
St. Paul, Minn. | Nova Classical Academy

Lucas Mueller ran away from the pack in an 18-runner field to win the 5K at Minnesota State-Mankato's Mark Schuck Open last weekend, finishing in a time of 14:45.50. Mueller's adjusted time of 14:36.12 ranks ninth in NCAA Division III this season.

MIAC Men's Field Athlete of the Week
Christian Velishek
Hamline University
Elko-New Market, Minn. | New Prague

Christian Velishek logged a high jump of 6-6.25 to claim first-place honors at the Schuck Open last weekend. The first-year jumper's mark is tied for second-best in the MIAC this year and ranks 25th in all Division III.

MIAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week
Delia Labatt
Bethel University
Cushing, Wis. | Grantsburg

Delia Labatt finished first in the 400-meters (59.17) and was part of the Royals' first-place 4x400 relay team (4:01.11) at the St. Olaf Quad last weekend. Her time in the 400-meters is second-best in the MIAC this season and 16th-fastest in Division III, while the 4x400 relay time is tops in the conference and seventh-fastest in D-III.

MIAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week
Mackenzie Schoustra
St. Olaf College
Burlingame, Calif.

Mackenzie Schoustra scored 2,986 points in the Pentathlon at the Jack Johnson Classic last weekend. Schoustra's score is the sixth-best indoor pentathlon score in St. Olaf program history and the best score in the MIAC this season. Her mark ranks 28th in Division III this year.