Freshman Kate Conard (East Setauket, N.Y.) of the Marist women's swimming and diving team, and junior Brian Bolstad (Highland
, N.Y.) of the men's swimming and diving team were named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) women's swimmer and men's diver of the week respectively. The pair won a total of eight events at the 2009 Syracuse Invitational, a tri-meet with Army and Syracuse on Friday and Saturday.
In her first collegiate meet, Conard took first place in six events: the 1,000-yd. freestyle with a time of 10:23.47, the 200-yd. freestyle with a time of 1:54.47, the 500-yd. freestyle with a time of 5:00.97, the 200-yd. backstroke with a time of 2:08.49, the 400-yd. freestyle relay, and the 400-yd. medley relay. Her time in the 500-yd. freestyle would have placed her second at the 2009 MAAC Championships. As a team, Marist claimed 12 first place finishes over the weekend.
Bolstad was named MAAC Men's Diver of the Week for the fourth time in his career. He won both the 3- and 1-meter boards at the Syracuse Invitational. The Marist record holder in 3-meter diving, he won the same event at Syracuse on Friday night with a score of 306.7. He followed it up on Saturday with his second first place finish of the meet off the 1-meter board with a score of 276.3.
The Marist men's and women's swimming and diving teams return to action on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m., in the James J. McCann Center. Marist will race against Fordham in its first dual meet of the season.