Manion, Cohen Earn Weekly CAA Men's Swimming/Diving Honors -- Jan. 28
RICHMOND, Va. (January 28, 2014) – William & Mary sophomore Will Manion and Towson senior Alex Cohen were named CAA Men’s Swimmer and Diver of the Week, respectively, on Tuesday.
It’s the first weekly league honor for Manion, a sophomore from Haddonfield, N.J., this season, though it certainly came at a warranted time. He broke two pool and three dual-meet Tribe records over the weekend to en route to helping William & Mary defeat Old Dominion for the first time since 2006-07.
Manion raced through the 100 back with a blazing time of 48.93 seconds, and then followed with an even more impressive time of 1:47.90 in the 200 back to set the new individual marks. The sophomore kicked off the Tribe’s winning (and record-breaking) 200 medley relay squad that finished in 1:31.89 and also led W&M’s second-place 400 free relay team that registered a time of 1:50.19. Finally, Manion’s split of 47.04 in the 400 free set a new career-high.
For an unprecedented sixth time over the course of the season, Cohen heard his name called again as the league’s Diver of the Week. On Senior Day nonetheless, the Pennsylvania product won the one-meter dive with a score of 287.18 and the three-meter with a score of 331.05 as the Tigers defeated Delaware over the weekend. Towson improved to 10-1 overall and reached the 10-win plateau for just the second time under longtime coach Pat Mead.
Fellow Towson Tiger Matt McKenney earned first-place finishes in two events versus the ‘Hens, winning the 100 butterfly and the 200 butterfly. Also around the league, UNCW senior Michael Baric performed well in a loss to Virginia Tech, placing first in the 100 back, 200 breast and 200 IM.