Byrne Repeats as Landmark Conference Athlete of the Week for Women’s Swimming & Diving

Sophomore Lauren Byrne was named the Scranton Athlete of the Week on Monday for the second time in her career after leading the Royals to a third-place finish at this past weekend's Landmark Conference Championships.
Sophomore Lauren Byrne was named the Scranton Athlete of the Week on Monday for the second time in her career after leading the Royals to a third-place finish at this past weekend's Landmark Conference Championships.
Lauren Byrne

 

Sophomore Lauren Byrne (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) of The University of Scranton women's swimming & diving team won four individual events and a relay race last week to lead the Royals to three wins.  For her performance, she has been honored as the Landmark Conference Athlete of the Week for the second week in a row.

In the Royals' 125-80 victory over King's on Friday night in the Byron Center, Byrne won a pair of individual events after swimming a leg in the Scranton's winning team in the 400 medley relay.

Byrne, who has now been named the Landmark Conference Athlete of the Week five times in her career, took first in the 200 IM with a time of 2:14.16 before adding her second victory of the evening in the 100 backstroke, clocking in at 1:00.21.

Byrne and her teammates combined for a mark of 4:07.04 in the 400 medley relay to win the event.

On Saturday at Juniata, Byrne won two more solo races and broke a pool record as the Royals defeated the host Eagles and Juniata.

She posted a time of 2:11.89 in the 200 freestyle, breaking the Juniata pool record while winning the event.  Byrne then capped her outstanding week by winning the 100 butterfly, pacing the field in 1:09.74.

Byrne and the Royals will return to the pool on Saturday when they visit Dickinson for a dual meet starting at 1 p.m. in Carlisle, Pa.

--ROYALS--