Swimmers of the Week – Jan. 23
D3swimming.com has selected James Shangle from The College of New Jersey its Athlete of the Week in men’s swimming and diving meets through January 24th.
Saving his best season for his last, Shangle continues his success as he helped the Lions defeat Stevens Institute over the weekend. Shangle won both breaststroke events, stopping the clock at :56.67 in the 100 and 2:07.84 in the 200. The Highland Park, New Jersey native also lead the Lions to a second place finish in the 200-yard medley relay, splitting :25.69 on the breaststroke leg. Shangle’s times from midseason have him in the top five in the nation in both breaststroke events
Shangle is being honored as Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career.
D3swimming.com has selected Williams’ Megan Pierce its Athlete of the Week in women’s swimming and diving meets through January 24th.
Pierce had several great swims this weekend as the Ephwomen took down previously undefeated MIT. Against the Engineers, Pierce finished 1st in all three of her individual events. The junior from Wayland, Massachusetts, most impressive swim of the weekend was her 1st place finish in the 1650. She clocked in at 17:14.23, the nation’s 15th fastest time in the event. Pierce also finished 1st in 400 IM and 500 free, posting times of 4:28.05 and 5:06.74, respectively.
Pierce is being honored as Athlete of the Week for the first time in her career.