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NESCAC Player of the Week | Freshman Michael Winget wins three events, NESCAC honors

Published: Monday, January 21, 2013

Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 00:01

Freshman Michael Winget made a splash for the Jumbos this weekend, cruising to three individual men’s swimming victories and successfully securing his first career NESCAC Performer of the Week honor.

Wignet started the weekend strong in a Saturday meet against MIT, in which he won the 50−yard backstroke in 24.49 seconds, came in second in the 100−yard backstroke in 52.69 seconds, and finished third in the 100−yard butterfly with a time of 52.85 seconds. Although the victories came in a loss to the Engineers, 205−101, Winget carried a great deal of the scoring load for the Jumbos.

He went on to win first place finishes in the 100−yard (52.38) and 200−yard (1:54.94) backstroke events on Sunday in a tri−meet at Williams. He also finished the meet with a time of 4:19.12 in the 400−yard IM, helping the Jumbos defeat Wesleyan 218−59 and keep the score close in a 184−105 loss to the Ephs.

All of Winget’s winning times were season and career bests, and the freshman joins classmate Anthony DeBenedetto as yet another Jumbo to win conference honors this season.

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