SIOUX FALLS — South Dakota swimming and diving team members Duncan Johnson and Haley Pederson have been named Summit League Athletes of the Week the league announced on Tuesday.
Johnson, a junior, earns his first career male swimmer of the week honor after competing in eight events over the course of the two-day Jackrabbit Invitational held at the Midco Aqautic Center.
Johnson had a trio of top six finishes in individual events, winning the 200 IM (1:56.45), placing fourth in the 100 breast (59.55) and sixth in the 100 IM (53.83), where his time ranks 10th on the all-time charts. He added an 11th place effort in the 100 back (54.50) and swam on four Coyote relay teams that finished first (400 free relay), second (400 medley relay), third (200 free relay) and fourth (200 medley relay).
Pederson, a junior, earns her eighth career female diver of the week honor after posting top 2 finishes in both events. She scored 251.55 points while winning the one-meter competition and 247.05 while placing second on the three-meter board.
The Coyotes, who have this weekend off, are back in the pool for the Summit League Championships on Feb. 19-22 held at the Midco Aquatic Center in Sioux Falls.