This week’s athlete of the week is sophomore swimmer, Drew Ledwith.
Ledwith led the Owls to the NCAA meet at IUPUI this past week.
Ledwith placed fifth in the 500 yard freestyle swim with a time of 4:30.38.
The Keene native joined Ron Demers, who was a Division II All-American in the breastroke for KSC in 1975 and 1976, to became only the second Keene State College swimmer to be a two-time All-American.
However, his week did not finish there, as he claimed his third all-American honors, finishing second in the 1650 yard freestyle swim with a school record-setting time of 15:18.70.
Ledwith, with teammates Austin Harris, Jared Hyde and James Black, received honorable mention All-American in three relay events at the meet.
The first runner-up this week was Glenn Guilmette of the men’s track and field team.
With his first throw of the day, the junior javelin-thrower threw for a personal-best of 208 feet, just five feet off of the current KSC record, held by Danny Colina.
Guilmette finished first in the Westfield State invitational and already qualified for several of the end of the year championship meets.
He qualified for the ECAC, New England Open, and New England Division III Championships in May.
The junior from Kensington, N.H. is currently ranked fourth among Division III javelin throwers, putting him in a good position to return to nationals this year.
Guilmette was recognized as the Little East Conference Track athlete of the week for his performance.
The second runner-up this week is junior Taylor Jette of the men’s lacrosse team. Jette had six goals for the Owls as well as two assists in KSC’s 21-6 victory over Roger Williams. The attacker from Simsberry, Conn. had four of his goals in the first quarter of the game, helping put KSC in the driver’s seat for the rest of the game. Jette has been a consistently offensive threat for KSC and is the team’s leading goal scorer.
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