Amherst's Witzke Named NESCAC Performer of the Week
AMHERST, MA – Amherst College junior swimmer Christian Witzke (Jacksonville, FL) was named the NESCAC Men’s Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week this afternoon for his role in Amherst’s 193-98 win over visiting Middlebury College on Saturday. Witzke and the Lord Jeffs are 3-0 heading into the winter break.
Witzke recorded two impressive individual wins against the Panthers. The upperclassman turned in a first-place time of 1:43.73 to win the 200-yard freestyle before taking first in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 47.49.
Witzke also was the anchor for the Lord Jeffs' 400-yard Freestyle Relay team that took a first place finish this weekend. Witzke posted a closing leg time of 47.45 in that event to help Amherst cruise to the overall victory.
The two individual event wins were the fifth and sixth this season for Witzke, as he has a personal undefeated streak in tact at this point in the year to go along with the team’s 3-0 start.
Both the Lord Jeff swim teams return to action on Saturday, Jan. 5 for a 2 p.m. meet at Hamilton College.