Freshman Miguel Vasquez of Gents Swimming claimed his second Centenary Athlete of the Week honor in 2018.
Against Southwestern Saturday, Vasquez won both individual events swam and also entered the Gents all-time performance list in the 50 backstroke. Swimming the backstroke leg of the 200 medley relay, Vasquez touched the wall in 24.33. That mark is the fastest time in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference this season, the third fastest in program history, and the 27th best time in the country this season. Vasquez and freshmen Tripp Montgomery and Mitchell Lulich with senior Blake Smith finished second in the event with a time of 1:41.84.
In individual events, Vasquez won both the 100 backstroke and 200 IM with times of 52.80 and 2:02.36, respectively. The backstroke time was the fastest in the SCAC and 43rd in the country this season. It also improved his season best, moving Vasquez into a tie for eighth in program history. The IM mark is the third fastest in the conference this season.
The Ladies and Gents Swimming Teams return to action December 1 at the Hendrix Invite.
2018-19 Centenary Athletes of the Week
November 12, 2018 - Miguel Vasquez, Gents Swimming
November 5, 2018 - Brianna Serret, Ladies Swimming
October 29, 2018 - Hailey Lawson, Ladies Volleyball
October 22, 2018 - Kyra Montes, Ladies Soccer & Miguel Vasquez, Gents Swimming
October 15, 2018 - Rachel Demerjian, Ladies Volleyball
October 8, 2018 - Kyra Montes, Ladies Soccer
October 1, 2018 - Brittany Risner, Ladies Volleyball
September 24, 2018 - Marissa Sandoval, Ladies Volleyball
September 17, 2018 - Rachel Demerjian, Ladies Volleyball
September 10, 2018 - Kyra Montes, Ladies Soccer
September 4, 2018 - Veronica Dougherty, Ladies Soccer