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|Knox College Swimmer Perrot MWC Swimmer of the Week
|Emilie Perrot, a junior from Bescancon, France (Jules Hagg), has been named the Midwest Conference female swimmer of the week for her record-setting performance at the Monmouth Invitational on November 14th.
Perrot led the Prairie Fire women's team to a first-place finish out of the eight-team field that included conference rivals Monmouth and Illinois College.
Perrot, swimming in only her second collegiate meet, won three individual events and was a member of the 400 Freestyle relay team that finished in second - setting new school records in each event.
Perrot began the meet by swimming the 400 yard individual medley, breaking the 23-year old school record with her time of 4:45.38. She shaved more than ten seconds off of the previous record of 4:55.50.
Perrot followed that up by taking first-place in the 100-yard backstroke, breaking her second school record of the meet in the process. Her time of 1:03.98 in the 100 backstroke was less than a second quicker than the previous school record of 1:04.78.
In her final individual event of the meet, Perrot swam the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:16.67, besting her school record set at Monmouth last Friday of 2:17.79. She also swam the third leg for the 400-yard freestyle relay team, taking second-place and breaking the school record by more than six seconds. The relay teams' time of 3:56.47 beat the school record of 4:03.05, set in 2008.
(Knox College Athletics)