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Sophomore heroics by Biehn, named the Landmark women’s swimmer of the week

KINGS POINT – U.S. Merchant Marine Academy sophomore Alexandra Biehn was named the Landmark Conference women's swimmer of the week on Monday.

Biehn won a pair of freestyle swimming events as the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women's swimming team opened its dual meet season with a 107-94 loss at Manhattan College on Saturday. 

The Burnsville, Minn. native captured the 1000-yard freestyle in 11:43.96 and went on to win the 500-yard freestyle in 5:42.01.

The Mariners host Queens College Monday at 6 p.m. and Lehman College Tuesday at 6 p.m.