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Cougar Athletes of the Week Announced

Shiozawa (left) and Martinez (right)

The Genesee Community College's athletes of the week for the period ending March 11 are Nanako Shiozawa (Chiba, Japan) from the women's swimming team and Ferran Martinez (Barcelona, Spain) from the men's swimming team.

Competing in the NJCAA Swimming and Diving National Championships, Martinez was a part of eight different school records. Individually he set four school records and also set another four school records as part of four relays. On the second day of Nationals, Martinez set the 400 IM record, on Day Three he set the 200 butterfly record, and on Day Four he set a record in the preliminaries of the 200 breaststroke only to break that record a second time during finals competition just hours later. In the four relay school records Martinez was a part of, two were in freestyle (400 and 800) and two were in medley (200 and 400) competition. Of the four, the 800 freestyle relay garnered all-American status for Martinez and his other three teammates with a third-place finish.

Shiozawa set four individual school records at the NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships last weekend with three records coming in finals competition and one during preliminaries. Her first record came in the 100 butterfly during the second day of competition, and was followed on the third day with a new school record in the 200 butterfly. Shiozawa's fourth day of competition saw her set a record in the 200 backstroke during preliminaries, only to break that same record during finals competition just hours later.