Dec. 13, 2010
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Members of the Navy swimming and diving programs garnered each of the four weekly awards presented by the Patriot League office on Monday. Laura Gorinski (So., Greensburg, Pa.) and Luke Hoffer (Fr., Chapel Hill, N.C.) were tabbed as the league's swimmers of the week, while Jordyn Nicholl (So., Acworth, Ga.) and Hayden Jones (Fr., Spring, Texas) were named as the top divers in the league for the recently completed week.
The foursome of Mids earned their respective awards for their performances during wins by the Navy teams over Army last week in Philadelphia. The Navy women's team won its dual with the Black Knights by the score of 240.5-59.5 and the Navy men's team posted a 246-54 victory over Army.
Gorinski had a hand in winning four events against the Black Knights. She swam the breaststroke leg (fastest in the field) on Navy's victorious 200 medley relay team (overall time of 1:44.40) before winning both breaststroke events (1:02.05 and 2:12.09, respectively) and the 200 individual medley race (2:02.84). Gorinski won the 100 breast by three seconds, the 200 breast by nearly 9.5 seconds and the 200 IM by well over five seconds. Each of her four efforts established new Army-Navy meet record times, she attained NCAA B cut times in both breaststroke events and she broke her own Navy and Patriot League record in the 200 breaststroke of 2:12.40 that she had set one week earlier.
Hoffer helped the Mids post a trio of event victories against the Black Knights. He swam the breaststroke portion (was the fastest of all breaststroke swimmers in the event) of Navy's winning 200 medley relay team (1:29.70), won the 100 breaststroke in a time of 55.56 and recorded the victory in the 200 breaststroke with a clocking of 1:58.87. Navy's relay team's time and Hoffer's two individual event postings all set new Army-Navy meet records, with the 200 medley relay and the 200 breast times also being NCAA B cut clockings. Additionally, his 100 breast time missed the NCAA B cut standard by five-hundredth of a second.
Nicholl posted a score of 235.25 to win the one-meter board by 12.50 points and accrued 205.30 points to win the three meter by 1.50 points. The results marked the first time this season and the second time in her career that she has swept the two boards during a dual meet.
Jones tallied 235 points to pick up the win on the one meter by 1.20 points, then finished in second place 19.30 points behind teammate Olaf Olson (Sr., Bainbridge Island, Wash.) on the three meter. Jones has won each of his eight one-meter competitions this season.
Both Navy teams will resume their dual meet schedule in early January.