Albion College swimmers have swept the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association's Athlete of the Week awards for the second consecutive week.
Seniors Kylene Slocum and Sebastian Tostado are being honored for the second time this season.
Slocum, a product of Otsego High School, won four events last Saturday, giving the Britons a chance at upsetting Hope College in a dual meet. She won the breaststroke events with times of 1:06.36 in the 100 yard event and 2:27.10 in the 200 and the 200 individual medley in 2:14.01. Slocum also was part of Albion's first place team in the 200 medley relay as Hope edged the Britons in the final event, the 400 freestyle relay, to hand the Britons a 155 ½-142 ½ setback.
"Kylene is a testament to how far hard work can take you," Head Coach Jake Taber said. "She is understanding the recovery process and that's why she is achieving the times she has this season."
Tostado, from Mexico City, Mexico, touched the wall first in the 200 backstroke and 200 IM – the first time he has swam anything but freestyle since October – to lead Albion to a 166-131 victory over Hope.
"Sebastian proved why he has been the most versatile swimmer in the MIAA for the last two years," Taber said of the defending conference champion in both events. "His winning time in the backstroke (1:54.99) and IM (1:57.09) were the fastest non-suited times in the MIAA this year and both currently rank second in the conference overall."
Taber noted Tostado also produced the fastest freestyle split of the Hope/Albion dual meet in the 200 medley relay with an anchor swim of 21.04 seconds.
Albion will pause to recognize Slocum, Tostado and the other senior members of the program prior to its Feb. 3 home meet against Olivet College.
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