Marshall and Nadow both named NE-10 Swimmer of the Week, among three honored

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College swimming & diving senior Andrew Marshall (Kittery, Maine/Saint Thomas Aquinas/Saint Joseph's [Maine]) and sophomore Steph Nadow (Charlton, Mass./Saint Peter-Marian) were named their respective gender's Northeast-10 Conference Swimmer of the Week for the week ending on Sunday, Feb. 10. Junior Julie Mullowney (Burlington, Vt./Burlington) landed on the weekly honor roll.

Marshall was recognized as the NE-10 Swimmer of the Week for the second time in three weeks, and earned a league accolade for the sixth time this winter. Nadow was also honored for the sixth time, while Mullowney drew her fourth laurel.

Marshall set school records in three distance freestyle events at the season-ending New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championship last week. He took fourth in the 1,000 free (10:08.30), breaking a mark by 6.28 seconds, before shattering the program standard by 44.0 seconds during a fourth-place 1,650 free (16:56.32) performance. In the 500 free (4:53.73), he bested a five-year-old record and placed fifth. During relays, Marshall helped quartets take fourth in the 800 free (7:32.08), seventh in the 400 free (3:24.02), eighth in the 200 free (1:34.24) and ninth in the 400-yard medley relay (3:56.57).

Nadow had two wins among her six top-four finishes at the NEISDA Championship while also setting two school records. Nadow won the 39-racer 100 backstroke (1:00.09), lowering her own school record after breaking the program's 12-year-old mark earlier in the championship during the 400 medley relay. She also topped the 24-swimmer 50 back (28.19), coming within 0.36 seconds of a school record. Nadow was third in the 200 back (2:12.30), breaking a 12-year-old standard, and led off for the third-place 400 medley relay (4:11.05). Nadow swam for fourth-place 200 free (1:42.39) and 200 medley (1:53.65) relay quartets, and helped a foursome take seventh in the 400 free relay (3:50.68).

Mullowney won one event and set two school records during the NEISDA Championship. She topped the 23-swimmer 100-yard individual medley (1:02.08), shattering a four-year-old record by 1.88 seconds during trials to clock in at 1:02.04. Mullowney set a mark in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.65) while placing fifth, and placed fourth in the 50 free (24.92) after coming within 0.61 ticks of a record during the trials. She also swam legs for a third-place 400 medley relay quartet (4:11.05) and fourth-place 200 medley relay foursome (1:53.65), and anchored a fourth-place 200 free relay team (1:42.39) and a sixth-place 800 free relay squad (8:19.73), which was 4.07 seconds short of a mark.

Of the men's team's 37 event victories during the season, Marshall played a hand in 15, including earning 13 of the squad's 33 individual triumphs. Nadow led the women in overall (24) and individual (16) victories, while Mullowney had 20 wins, among them 13 in solo races.

The diving portion of the NEISDA Championship will be contested this weekend and, while no Purple Knights qualified, neither did any student-athletes from teams within 100 points of the Saint Michael's squads. The women stand fourth among 21 teams, which would be their best showing since 2008-09, and just their third top-four showing since 2001-02. The men are fifth out of 11 institutions, which would match their best showing since taking fourth place in 2000-01. The final results will be determined on Sunday.

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