January 29, 2013

Marshall, Mullowney named NE-10's top swimmers, lead six Purple Knight honorees

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College swimming & diving senior Andrew Marshall (Kittery, Maine/Saint Thomas Aquinas/Saint Joseph's [Maine]) and junior Julie Mullowney (Burlington, Vt./Burlington) were named their respective gender's Northeast-10 Conference Swimmer of the Week for the week ending on Sunday, Jan. 27, as six Purple Knights were recognized by the league.

Sophomores Steph Nadow (Charlton, Mass./Saint Peter-Marian) and Joe Vo (Springfield, Mass./Cathedral) and first-years Joe Thomas (Norwood, Mass./Boston College HS) and Catherine Tierney (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth) also each earned spots on the NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll.

Marshall posted four wins last week while recording two more runner-up showings. Against Norwich University on Tuesday, Marshall won the 500-yard freestyle (5:10.95) and 1,000 free (10:38.21) while swimming for the top 400 free relay foursome (3:32.35). He was also fourth in the 50 free (24.80). On Saturday versus the State University of New York at Potsdam, Marshall won the 500 free (5:07.29), took second in the 1,000 free (10:37.14) - trailing the winner by 2.73 seconds - and swam for the runner-up 400 free relay quartet (3:40.31).

Mullowney had six wins during her team's 2-0 week. In a 159-51 victory at Norwich, she won the 50 free (26.14) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:13.91) while swimming for the top 200-yard medley relay quartet (2:03.80), and the second-place 400 free relay foursome (4:21.78). During a 120-85 win versus SUNY Potsdam, Mullowney won the 50 free (26.33) and 200 breast (2:38.52) while aiding the top 400 medley relay foursome (4:22.96).

Of the men's team's 37 event victories during the regular season, Marshall played a hand in 15, including earning 13 of the squad's 33 individual triumphs. He won at least once during eight of 10 competitions, claiming multiple victories on five occasions. In the last two years alone, Mullowney has posted 40 first-place finishes, with 19 coming this winter, including 12 during individual races. She won at least three events at four meets.

Nadow won six times last week. At Norwich, she was the fastest 50-yard backstroke (29.40) and 100 back (1:04.75) racer while swimming for the winning foursomes in the 200 medley relay (2:03.80) and 400 free relay (4:02.61). Versus SUNY Potsdam, she paced the 200 breast (2:18.90) and completed a leg for the top 400 medley relay (4:22.96). Nadow was also third in the 50 free (27.60). She leads the team in total (22), individual (14) and relay (8) wins this winter.

Vo topped a pair of four-diver one-meter competitions versus SUNY Potsdam, totaling 109.60 and 163.50 points. At Norwich, he was third out of four in one one-meter dive (120.00) and fourth among five competitors in another one-meter diving event (85.35). He has four wins this season in just his second as a diver.

Thomas recorded three wins and another trio of runner-up showings last week. Against Norwich, he won the 50-yard butterfly (26.72) and 200 free (1:56.41), swam for the winning quartet in the 400 free relay (3:32.35), and helped a 200 medley relay foursome take second (1:50.32). Versus SUNY Potsdam, he was second in the 200 free (2:01.73), helped a 400 free relay foursome (3:40.31) take second, and placed fourth in the 200 fly (2:38.72).

Tierney won three races and notched three more second-place showings. At Norwich, she won the 500 free (5:45.83) and 1,000 free (11:51.26) while pushing a 400 free relay foursome (4:02.61) to victory. Against SUNY Potsdam, she was second in the 500 free (5:45.47) and 1,000 free (11:50.02), and aided the second-place 400 free relay quartet (4:41.91).

The Purple Knight women finished at least .500 during their dual-meet schedule for the fifth straight season, going, 5-4, while the men were 1-8. The three-day Northeast-10 Championship begins on Thursday at Southern Connecticut State University.

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