MAC Announces Swimmer Of The Week

Updated 11/2/2005

Nov. 2, 2005

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Emily Wylam, Ohio Yorktown, Ohio (Grafton)

Wylam, in two MAC meets last weekend, won six of the seven races she competed in against Eastern Michigan and Toledo. In addition, all of her times in the respective wins were personal bests. In the MAC season-opening setback to the Eagles, Wylam won the 200 backstroke with a MAC-best time of 2:05.66, and finished second in the 200 Individual Medley with a time of 2:10.45. She also led off the victorious 200 medley relay with a league-fastest 27.32 split. Versus Toledo, Wylam won all four of her races. She won the 100 backstroke with a conference-best time of 58.13 seconds, and captured the win in the 200 backstroke with a MAC-fastest mark of 2:05.40. Individually, Wylam capped off the meet with her first career victory in the 200 IM with a time of 2:09.29. Wylam also gave Ohio the lead in the 400 medley relay with a MAC-leading 58.44 split.

Danielle Beland, Akron
Posted four individual wins and one relay victory over the weekend. Against Miami, she swept the 100 and 200-yard butterfly events, posting times of 56.95 and 2:03.39, respectively. Against Ball State, she swept both butterfly events.

Brittany Sayler, Ball State
Racked up six first-place efforts in the Cardinals' two MAC wins last weekend. Against Buffalo, captured the 200 backstroke, clocking in at 2:06.05. She also swam the first legs in the winning 200 Medley Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay teams. Versus Akron, Sayler collected a pair of top times in the 100 (59.46) and 200 backstroke (2:07.61) events.

Kayla Walkinshaw, Buffalo
Against Canisius, set a pool record in the 500-yard freestyle, clocking in at 5:11.65. Against Siena the following night, Walkinshaw delivered a first-place showing in both the 1,000 freestyle (10:32.89) and 100 backstroke (1:03.10). The following Friday against Ball State, she placed top honors in the 1,000 freestyle in 10:40.63, more than five seconds ahead of the rest of the competition. She also took first in the 200 butterfly in that meet. Against Miami (Oct. 29), Walkinshaw took first in the 200 butterfly with a UB season-best time of 2:06.39.

Madeleine Pilchard, Eastern Michigan
Finished first place in the 50-yard freestyle (24.51 seconds), 200 backstroke (2:06.27), and thre 200 freestyle (1:53.66) in EMU's 172-122 victory at BGSU. Against Ohio, Pilchard won the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:00.98.

Jenn Flaherty, Miami
Won three distance events against Akron and Miami. Against Akron, swam the sixth-best time in Miami history (10:16.47) in the 1,000-yard freestyle, while also winning the 500 freestyle. On Oct. 29, swam the seventh-best time in RedHawk history in the 1,650-yard freestyle (17:05.07).

Megan McKinley, Toledo
Swept the diving events at both of UT's events this past weekend. Against Bowling Green on Friday, McKinley posted a score of 261.30 in the one-meter and 283.50 in the three-meter. Against Ohio, McKinley had a dive of 275.48 in the one-meter and 265.20 in the three-meter.