MIAC Swimming and Diving Athletes-of-the-Week - Nov. 3, 2015

MIAC Swimming and Diving Athletes-of-the-Week - Nov. 3, 2015
  

MIAC Men's Swimming and Diving Athlete-of-the-Week

Wilson Josephson, Carleton
Mount Hermon, Mass. / Northfield Mount Hermon

The Carleton men's swimming and diving team enjoyed success at the Cows, Colleges and Contentment Classic, co-hosted by the Knights and cross-town rival St. Olaf. The Knights top highlights both came courtesy of senior swimmer Wilson Josephson (Mount Hermon, Mass./Northfield Mount Hermon), who delivered an individual title in the 200-yard butterfly and helped the 200-yard freestyle relay team also finish first. For his performance, the MIAC sports information directors honored Josephson with the first MIAC Swimming and Diving Athlete-of-the-Week award of the 2015-16 season. 

Josephson's individual victory was impressive, as his winning time in the 200-fly was 2:00.38. He out-distanced the runner-up from Division II St. Cloud State by more than three seconds, and he was nearly five seconds ahead of the nearest Division III finisher. His time ranks No. 1 in the MIAC this season. He also helped the 200-free relay team win with a time of 1:26.44. Josephson also added a fourth place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (5:06.80) and he helped the 200-yard medley relay team finish eighth (1:40.80) and he was 15th out of 30 swimmers in the 50-yard freestyle (23.38).

The Carleton men have another big week on the horizon with a pair of big events on the schedule. On Friday, the Knights will host St. Thomas at Thorpe Pool at 6 p.m. for a dual meet between the two MIAC rivals. Then, on Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Knights will lead the 10th Annual Ted Mullin "Hour of Power" Relay, which benefits Sarcoma research in honor of the late Carleton swimmer. Teams around the nation participate in and contribute to the annual event.

  

MIAC Women's Swimming and Diving Athlete-of-the-Week

Maria Wetzel, Carleton
Salem, Ore. / West Salem

The Carleton women's swimming and diving team was certainly "content" with the performance of junior swimmer Maria Wetzel (Salem, Ore./West Salem) at the Cows, Colleges and Contentment Classic, co-hosted by the Knights and cross-town rival St. Olaf. Wetzel won a pair of individual events and led two Carleton relay teams to top-four finishes in an impressive showing. For her performance, the MIAC sports information directors honored Wetzel Tuesday with the first MIAC Women's Swimming and Diving Athlete-of-the-Week award of the 2015-16 season.

Wetzel's individual accomplishments included first-place finishes in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:06.00 and the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:21.81. In the 200-back she beat the runner-up from Division II St. Cloud State by nearly four seconds, and she was nearly 10 seconds better than the closest Division III swimmer. She knocked off a trio of D-II swimmers for her win in the 500-free. she also led off on a second-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay (1:55.84) and swam anchor on the fourth-place 200-yard freestyle relay team (1:42.91) that posted the second-best D-III time in the meet. She also added a ninth-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:14.18).

The Carleton women have another big week on the horizon with a pair of big events on the schedule. On Friday, the Knights will host St. Thomas at Thorpe Pool at 6 p.m. for a dual meet between the two MIAC rivals. Then, on Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Knights will lead the 10th Annual Ted Mullin "Hour of Power" Relay, which benefits Sarcoma research in honor of the late Carleton swimmer. Teams around the nation participate in and contribute to the annual event.