KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Jan. 16, 2019) – On Tuesday, the Skyline Conference announced its weekly award winners for men's swimming & diving and the Mariners had three student-athletes recognized – senior Christopher Kahl (Solomons, Md.) was named the Swimmer of the Week, sophomore Gillem McMillan (Knoxville, Tenn.) earned Diver of the Week honors and freshman Patrick Tolloti (Dover, Ohio) was selected as the Rookie of the Week.
The accolades come after the trio's performances in the Mariners two meets last week – a home loss to #9 NYU on Friday night and a home Skyline win over Mount St. Mary on Saturday.
Kahl won the 200 backstroke on Friday against the nationally-ranked violets, touching first with a time of 1:53.87. He was also led off the 400 medley relay team that began the meet with a victory in 3:29.88. On Saturday, he swam the second leg of the 200 medley relay team that won in 1:41.35.
McMillan won the one-meter dive on Saturday against the Knights with a score of 219.08. He also came in second (scored as an exhibition) in the three-meter dive with a 215.40. On Friday against NYU, he was the top Mariner to place in the three-meter dive, coming in third place with a score 234.75. The sophomore also came in fourth place in the one-meter dive with a 265.02.
Tolloti earned a big victory in the 200 individual medley on Friday night against the Violets, touching first in 1:59.58. He also won the 100 freestyle on Saturday against MSMC with a time of 49.57.
For the complete release from the Skyline Conference, click here.
The Mariners will travel up to New London, Conn., this Saturday, Jan. 19, for a rivalry showdown against Coast Guard. Action is slated to begin at 12-noon at the Bears' Roland Pool.
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