NWC Swimming Student-Athlete of the Week for January 9-15

Karl Mering
Whitman, Freshman
Boise, Idaho/Boise HS
Mering had a perfect week, winning nine races (including four relays), in leading the Whitman men's team (4-0 NWC, 6-0 overall) to three dual meet victories, including a 105-99 victory over Redlands, a team that placed seventh at last year's Division III national championships. Mering's five individual wins came in the 200-yard freestyle (twice), 100-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard butterfly. 

Honorable Mention:
Sean Piper (Willamette, Fr. – Normandy Park, Wash./John F. Kennedy HS)
Chase Mesford (Pacific Lutheran, Jr. – Longview, Wash./Mark Morris HS)
Michael Hargitt (Pacific, So. – Oregon City, Ore./Oregon City)
Wes Walton (Whitworth, Fr. – Hayburn, Idaho/Minico)
Jere Jeremikj (Puget Sound, Jr. – Skopje, Macedonia/Nova)