Liberty League tabs three Thoroughbreds

Posted by Katie Peverada

This past week, the Liberty League selected three Thoroughbreds to honor for their performances in the pool and on the field. Two of them, Catherine King '15 and Erin Donovan '17, started their seasons with stellar performances, while the third, Kelly Blackhurst '14, continued to produce as the playoffs approach.

Catherine King '15 - Women's Swimming and Diving - Performer of the Week
Skidmore opened its season with meets against St. Lawrence and SUNY Potsdam and King earned seven first place finishes between the two. Against St. Lawrence, King won the 50 and 100-freesyles (24.88 and 55.66) and was the anchor of the winning 200-freestyle relay team. Against Postdam, King again took home first place in the 50 and 100-freestyle races (25.15 and 57.17), the 200-freestyle (2:04.61) and added a first place in the 400-medley relay.

Erin Donovan '17 - Women's Swimming and Diving - Rookie of the Week
In her first two meets as a Thoroughbred, Donovan came away with four first place finishes. In the two meets against St. Lawrence and SUNY Postdam, Donovan won the 100-backstroke with times of 1:03.40 and 1:03.28, respectively. Against Postdam, Donovan also added a win in the 200-backstroke (2:17.64), 200-individual medley (2:24.37) and was part of the first place 400-freestyle relay.

The swim teams are back in action at 1 p.m. on Saturday at home against Vassar.

Kelly Blackhurst '14 - Field Hockey - Offensive Performer of the Week
Blackhurst continued her amazing senior campaign, earning her fourth OPW of the season in the process. In the Thoroughbreds' 9-4 win over Stevens Tech, Blackhurst netted four goals and one assist. The nine points were a season-high for Blackhurst, who was also named to the 2013 Front Rush/NFHCA Senior Game. Blackhurst will look to continue her amazing scoring pace in the Thoroughbreds' Liberty League semifinal at home at 2 p.m. on Wednesday against Vassar.

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