Liaboe is MIAC's swimmer of the week
November 14, 2011
ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Olaf senior Chase Liaboe was named the MIAC's swimmer of the week after winning four events in the Oles win over Gustavus.
The St. Olaf men's swimming and diving team turned in a great performance Saturday, beating MIAC rival Gustavus 176-112 in a dual meet. Liaboe racked up four of the team's 13 event wins, including three individual first-place finishes and one relay win. For his performance, Liaboe has been named the MIAC Men's Swimming and Diving Athlete-of-the-Week.
Liaboe showcased both his talent and his versatility in the dual win over the Gusties, claiming two butterfly titles, one freestyle title and contributing to a win in the medley. He won the 100 butterfly with a time of 53.59, and he added another butterfly win in the 200 with a time of 2:01.03. Liaboe also claimed victory in the 200 freestyle, recording a winning time of 1:47.31. He swam the butterfly leg of the 200 medley relay as well, and his split of 24.25 contributed to the team's time of 1:37.82, which was good for a first-place finish. The dual win over Gustavus was the Oles' second dual of the season, and fourth overall meet appearance.