Leadership Profile

Cedar Crest College Athlete Named NEAC Swimmer of the Year

Maggie Olock

Heading into day three of the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Swimming and Diving Championships, Maggie Olock (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty High School) had already won the 50 meter freestyle and 100 meter breaststroke.

Olock, seeded first in the 100 meter freestyle in the finals, would win with a record time of 55.41 setting a new conference, meet, and school record. The third title also tied Olock for most ever individual wins by a swimmer at the NEAC Championships. Olock was also named the NEAC Rookie of the Year and the NEAC Swimmer of the Year.

"I could see how much this really meant to her" said Head Coach Greg Vossler. "It's been a long season and this was the perfect ending to it"

When asked what it felt like to be given such an honor, Olock replied "It really does make it all worth it. My parents were here all weekend and it meant that much more to receive these awards with them here to see it."

Olock's first-year championship meet resulted in the following: first in the 50 meter freestyle with a school, conference, and meet record, first in the 100 meter breaststroke with a championship meet record, and first in the 100 meter freestyle with a school, conference, and meet record. Olock also teamed with Liana Riutort (East Stroudsburg, Pa./Stroudsburg High School), Dallas Nicolette (Lacey, NJ/Lacey High School) and Kali Jones (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville Area HS) to claim fifth overall in the 200 meter medley relay, the 200 meter free relay and the 400 meter free relay.

Jones and Nicolette also competed in individual events on day three. Nicolette finished eighth overall in the 1650 meter freestyle with a school record of 22:38.93 while Jones finished sixth overall in the 200 meter backstroke with a school record of 2:43.54.

The Falcons finished sixth overall with a combined score of 141 points.

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