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With a pair of record-setting performances, this week’s Athlete of the Week is Drew Ledwith.
The junior all-American won both the 500 and 1,650-yard freestyle swim events at the NEISDA championships.
Ledwith finished the 500 free with a time of 4:27.29 and the 1,650 free at 15:19.79. Both times were school and meet records.
In addition, Ledwith was a part of the victorious 800-yard freestyle relay team. The squad also paced a school and meet record of 6:40.59.
Racing ahead of the pack, the first runner-up this week is Maggie Fitter who led the charge for the Owls at the Little East Conference Championships.
The senior has run in a variety of long and middle distance running events for the Keene State College Women’s Track and Field team this season.
Fitter won the 600-meter run with a time of 1:38.13. In addition, she claimed first place in the 1,000-meter run, crossing the finish with a 3:03.00 mark.
She also anchored the first-place KSC 4X800 relay team. Fitter surged as the last leg of the race and brought the Owls from behind to claim second place in the LEC.
The Owls were narrowly beat out in team scoring by defending conference champions Southern Maine.
The second runner-up this week is senior Siobhan Carnell of the KSC Women’s Basketball team. The forward helped KSC to two victories this past week, including one over in-state rival Plymouth State University. Carnell had 18 points and six rebounds in the rivalry face off. She also had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 4 steals in a huge performance as the Owls defeated Lasell 60-52.
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