MSU sophomore remains unbeaten with two first-place finishes at Show-Me Showdown, Mizzou dual
Oct. 24, 2012
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Missouri State sophomore Paul Le has been tabbed Mid-American Conference Swimmer of the Week, the league announced Wednesday (Oct. 24) in its weekly swimming & diving release. Le completes the sweep in weekly awards for the Bears as sophomore Suzanne Van Rensburg was named MVC Swimmer of the Week on Tuesday.
Le loaded up on the wins against Missouri in the Bears' first dual meet on Saturday (Oct. 22). Swimming against a squad that finished the 2011-12 season ranked in the Top 25, Le recorded individual victories in the 50 free and 200 back, and was the lead-off man for Missouri State's first-place 400 free relay.
For the second meet in-a-row, Le was swimming in an outside lane for the 50 free, and again took home the victory (20.78). The backstroke specialist currently has the second fastest 50 free time in the MAC.
The sophomore then swept his individual events by winning the 200 back (1:48.11) in convincing fashion. He leads the MAC by more than 2.5 seconds and ranks 13th nationally in the event. To close out the dual, Le led off the first-place 400 free relay (3:02.24) with a split of 45.92, which is the second-fastest time in the MAC only to teammate Vitalii Baryshok.
This week, the 23rd-ranked Bears are gearing up for their dual with crosstown rival Drury on Friday, October 26. Diving will begin at 4:30 p.m., while swimming is set for a 6 p.m. start time.