Slagel named athlete of week
Thursday, December 12, 2013 4:50 AM
Clare Slagel, a sophomore member of the Luther women's swim team, was named the female athlete of the week by the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
The Dubuque native won three individual events and helped Luther to a pair of runner-up relay finishes at the St. Cloud State Rochester Mid-Season Invitational. She won the 500 freestyle (5:03.59), 200 backstroke (2:00.04) and 100 backstroke (55.58). She posted a school record in the 100 backstroke with her 55.12 leadoff leg in the 400 medley relay and another in the 200 backstroke with her 1:58.61 preliminary clocking. The runner-up times in both the 200 medley relay (1:45.31) and 400 medley (3:51.29) were school records and NCAA Division III B-Cut times that rank sixth and eighth nationally, respectively, to date.
Slagel is the daughter of Daniel and Karen Slagel.