Byrne, Mills Sweep Landmark Conference Women’s/Men’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week Honors

Byrne, Mills Sweep Landmark Conference Women’s/Men’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week Honors
Matt Mills Lauren Byrne


After a big weekend for The University of Scranton men's & women's swimming & diving teams, two student-athletes were honored by the Landmark Conference on Monday, as junior's Matt Mills (Sewell, N.J./Washington Township) and Lauren Byrne (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) were named the Landmark Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week, respectively, for the period ending Nov. 3, 2019, on Monday.

For Mills, this marked the third time in his career that he has been named Landmark Conference Athlete of the Week, as he previously earned the accolade on Nov. 20, 2017, and Oct. 29, 2018. Byrne, meanwhile, nabbed the honor for the eighth time in her career and the second straight week overall on the women's side.

On the week, Mills won four individual events in dual meet victories for Scranton over King's on Friday and Juniata/Goucher on Saturday. On Friday night, Mills captured the 100-freestyle (49.61) and 200-breaststroke (2:15.30) and helped the 200-medley relay team win (in a time of 1:42.47).

On Saturday, Mills helped two relay teams win (400-medley relay in 3:43.30 and 200-freestyle relay in 1:28.77), while individually taking the 100-breaststroke (1:00.87) and 100-butterfly (56.19).

Byrne, meanwhile, continued her torrid success in the early season for the women's team, as she once again won every individual event she was entered into on the weekend.

On Friday night, Byrne captured the 200-IM (2:11.08) and 200-backstroke (2:13.22) and swam the first leg on a successful 200-medley relay team for the Royals (1:53.77). The victories continued to come on Saturday at home, as she captured the 100-butterfly (1:01.02) and 100-breaststroke (1:08.16) to lead the Royals.

The University of Scranton men's and women's swimming & diving teams return to action on Saturday, as they host Dickinson at the Byron Center in their second home meet of the year. Action begins at 1 p.m.