SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (Jan. 18, 2011) – Swimmer Madeline Magee has earned the Lyon of the Week award for the week of January 10-16 after leading her team to a pair of dual meet victories over the weekend.
The sophomore led the Lyons to a 168-130 triumph over Clark University on Friday. In the process of winning the 100-yard breaststroke (1:12.14), she established a new 50-yard breaststroke school record with her first split time of 32.48. Earlier in the day, she joined forces with Lauren Williams, Sin Seanne Ng and Lydia Bowers to grab second place in the 200-yard medley relay (1:56.52).
Magee was at it again in Mount Holyoke's 175-119 win over Simmons College. In addition to grabbing first place in the 100-yard freestyle (58.95), the 100-yard breaststroke (1:17.80) and the 100-yard butterfly (1:06.58), she also secured first place in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:47.31) along with Williams, Bowers and Nora Cunningham.
Over the course of the season, Magee has figured in on 18 first place finishes. In addition to her school record in the 50-yard breaststroke, she also established a new program record in the 200-yard medley relay (1:55.59) in the Lyons' 163-130 triumph over Western Connecticut State University in November. Her teammates for the raced were Ng, Williams and Bowers.
Mount Holyoke (4-1) will return to action tomorrow, when it visits Trinity College at 4:00 p.m.
Inside photo by Doug Keller