Feb. 1, 2005
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Swimmer of the Week
Justin Mortimer, Minnesota
SR, Milton, Mass./Boston College
Mortimer went unbeaten for the Golden Gophers in dominating dual wins over Conference opponents Purdue (218-135) and Wisconsin (268-95) last weekend. He won four individual events, including the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:00.08) as he touched first by over 15 seconds. The senior also claimed victories in the 400-yard individual medley (3:54.83) and earned provisional times in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events in 1:38.55 and 4:25.38, respectively. The Milton, Mass., native also swam the second leg of the Gophers' 800-yard freestyle relay squad that cruised to the wall in a winning time of 6:37.94.
This is Mortimer's second weekly accolade of the season and third of his career.
Diver of the Week
Mitch Richeson, Ohio State
SR, Greenfield, Ind./Greenfield
Richeson earns Diver of the Week honors for the second time this season and fourth of his career after two strong performances over the weekend for the Buckeyes. In a win against Michigan State (127-102), he scored a season high 361.87 off the 1-meter board to claim the event title and earned a third place finish on the 3-meter board (315.37). The Greenfield, Ind., native then swept the competition in a loss against Michigan with scores of 381.52 and 329.40 on the 1-meter and 3-meter boards, respectively.