Freshman Miguel Vasquez Repeats as SCAC Swimmer of the Week

Photo courtesy of Ronnie Frederick
Photo courtesy of Ronnie Frederick

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – After a stellar Homecoming meet that saw him win two individual events, freshman Miguel Vasquez repeated as Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week on November 13.

Vasquez garnered Centenary Athlete of the Week honors for the second time this season on Monday, November 12.

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 in 2018-19, 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.

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