November 8, 2010

Landmark Conference names Ladas swimmer of the week

WASHINGTON – After winning four events and setting her second school record in as many weeks this past weekend, freshman Joanna Ladas was named the Landmark Conference Women’s Swimmer of the Week on Monday.  Ladas took first in the 500, the 1000 free, the 200 free and she anchored the 200 freestyle relay.

Ladas claimed first place in the 500 with a new CUA record time of 5:15.96.  She then went on to post first place finishes in the 1000 free (11:28.71) and the 200 free (1:58.79).

With CUA needing a win in its final event vs. Suquehanna in order to defeat the Crusaders, Ladas anchored the 200 freestyle relay and helped lift the Cardinals to victory. 

The relay team’s time of 1:46.29 helped CUA down its counterparts 132-130.  Ladas came from behind to win her leg of the relay as she continues her impressive freshman season.

Ladas has now earned conference and national swimmer of the week honors after collegeswimming.com bestowed the accolade upon her two weeks ago.

The Cardinals will return to the pool on Saturday when they travel to take on Salisbury.  Action gets underway beginning at 1:00.

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