February 13, 2012

Lee, Lessard Tabbed as Landmark Conference Swimmers of the Week

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Capping off a Landmark Conference Championship winning weekend, junior Devin Lessard (Chestertown, Md. / Queen Anne’s County) has been named as the Women’s Swimmer of the Week and junior Chadd Lee (Bloomsburg, Pa. / Bloomsburg) was selected as the Men’s Swimmer of the Week, ending February 12.

Lessard helped SU win its second-consecutive Landmark Swimming & Diving Championship and was named the Women’s Swimmer of the Year. She won three individual events and swam a leg on the final relay that the Crusaders won by 0.2 seconds to clinch the title.

She won the 200 IM on Friday with a personal-best time of 2:09.49. On Sunday, she won the 1,650 free in a conference-record and career-best time of 17:24.82 and the 200 butterfly in 2:08.32. At the meet, she set two new Landmark records and swam a pair of NCAA provisional qualifying times.

This is the third time this season Lessard has been named Swimmer of the Week.

Lee guided the men’s program to a third place finish over the weekend and was named the Men’s Swimmer of the Year in the process.

He won three events at the meet including a victory in the 200 IM on Friday, finishing in a meet-record and personal-best time of 1:53.96. On Saturday, he won the 400 IM with a mark of 4:12.31 and ended the weekend with a win in the 200 butterfly by swimming 1:55.87, a career-best time.

This is the first time this year Lee has been tabbed Swimmer of the Week.