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Freshman earns MAC swimmer of the week

By Evan Jones, @EvanJones_DE

Freshman swimmer Nolan Fahey was awarded the Mid-American Conference Swimmer of the Week for his performance at the University of Georgia Bulldog Invitational this past weekend.

Fahey set three personal-best times in the 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle and the 50-yard backstroke.

His fifth-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle was the highest finish by a Saluki in the meet. Fahey’s time of 4:35.93 in the preliminary round beat his personal best by :23.3.

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This was the third time this season a Saluki was named MAC swimmer of the week; the previous two were junior Andre Brilhante and junior Lucas de Aquino.

The Bulldog Invitational was Fahey’s last meet of the season, but most of his teammates will compete in the MAC Championships starting on Wednesday in Ypsilante, Mich.

Evan Jones can be reached at [email protected] or at (618)536-3304

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