The Athlete of the Week this week is senior swimmer, Drew Ledwith. The team captain had a busy meet last weekend against Division-I opponent Bryant College.  Ledwith won three individual matches (the 200 free, 200 fly and 500 free) and was also a member of Keene State College’s winning relay team, giving Ledwith a hand in four winning events out of the school’s 12 on the day.  The victory gave the Owls an impressive 5-1 record, with their only loss coming at the hands of Division-I Boston College.  Ledwith’s time in the 200 free set a record in the University of Vermont pool, one of four records the men’s team came home with.  Ledwith, a Keene, New Hampshire native,  continues to lead the team, which was ranked sixth in the latest Division-III poll.

The runner-up this week is cross country star, Ryan Widzgowski.  The senior finished 11th in the NCAA New England Regional Championships, which qualified him for the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 23.  Widzgowski, who has never qualified for nationals in cross country, will travel to Hanover, Indiana for the championships.  The Indiana setting will be a lot less familiar to Widzgowski than the regionals race, which was held next to his hometown of Camden, Maine.  The race also brought Widzgowski All-American honors, which makes him an All-American in both track and cross country. He is the only KSC runner to qualify for nationals this season.


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