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Freshman Katelyn Weddle Named MWC Swimmer Of The Week

Breaststroke specialist Katelyn Weddle is the third Aztec to win MWC Swimmer of the Week honors this season.
Breaststroke specialist Katelyn Weddle is the third Aztec to win MWC Swimmer of the Week honors this season.

Jan. 12, 2010

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State's Katelyn Weddle has been named Mountain West Conference Women's Swimmer and of the Week. It marks the first career honor for the freshman who becomes the third Aztec to capture the award during the 2009-10 campaign after senior Petra Radovic and freshman Leona Jennings won the honor earlier in the season.

Weddle, who hails from Yuma, Ariz. (Kofa HS), set an Aztec Aquaplex record on her way to winning the 200-yard breaststroke (2:17.00) vs. Boise State and Tulane on Jan. 7. The freshman, who finished first in the 100 breast with a time of 1:03.61, also swam the second leg of the Aztecs' 200-yard medley relay that won the event in 1:45.23.

Weddle also set three pool records on Dec. 19 in a double-dual meet vs. UNLV and Oregon State. She took the top spot in both breaststroke events, finishing the 100 breast in 1:03.28 and the 200 breast in 2:17.97 to break facility records that she had established earlier in the season. Weddle also swam on the Aztecs' 200 medley relay that finished first in 1:44.54, which ranks as the third-best time in program history.

Weddle's efforts in San Diego State past two double-dual meets allowed the Aztecs to pick up four wins and improve to 10-1 on the season. She has not lost a 100 breaststroke race this season in five attempts including a first place of 105 swimmers at the Toshiba Classic in November.

SDSU is on the road this week as it will face conference foes Brigham Young and Utah on Thursday (Jan. 14) and Saturday (Jan. 16) respectively.