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Sasse And Weaver Sweep Skyline Men’s Swimming Weekly Honors

Sasse And Weaver Sweep Skyline Men’s Swimming Weekly Honors

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Jan. 24, 2017) – For the fifth time this season, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy has swept the Skyline Conference men's swimming weekly honors, as the league announced on Monday that senior Karl Sasse (Frederick, Md.) was named the Swimmer of the Week and freshman Caelin Weaver (Olive Branch, Miss.) earned Rookie of the Week recognition.
 
This is the third time that Sasse has earned Swimmer of the Week accolades from the conference this season (Nov. 21 & Dec. 5). The senior won the 100-yard breaststroke (59.21) in a home loss against eighth-ranked NYU on Friday night, and then placed first in the 50 freestyle (22.36) and 100 free (49.40), while swimming an exhibition time of 2:05.48 in the 200 individual medley one day later in a win over Mount Saint Mary.
 
Weaver won both individual events (100 backstroke in 53.80 and 200 back in 1:58.58) and was on victorious 200 Medley Relay (1:37.59) against Skyline foe Mount Saint Mary on Saturday. One day prior, the freshman swam to a second-place 53.13 time in the 100 butterfly versus NYU.
 
For the complete release from the Skyline Conference, click here.
 
This weekend, the Mariners will take part in the Skyline Conference Championship Meet. The swimmers will travel to Purchase College for the two-day championship event beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday night and continuing on Saturday, while the divers will compete in a non-scoring championship event at the O'Hara Hall Pool on Friday night, also beginning at 6 p.m. The diving competition will be live video-streamed on the USMMA Sports Network and is accessible by clicking here.
 
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