Lily McCarthy Named MWC Performer of the Week

Lily McCarthy Named MWC Performer of the Week

Lake Forest College swimmer Lily McCarthy was named Midwest Conference Performer of the Week on Tuesday for her performance at the A3 Carthage Classic last weekend.

McCarthy, a senior, helped lead the Foresters to a fourth-place finish at the 10-team meet. She earned 102 total points, the 10th-highest total at the competition.

The meet began Thursday night and McCarthy was the runner-up in the 1650-freestyle, completing the race in 18:06.06, a time more than 40 seconds faster than anyone from the other teams in the conference this season.

McCarthy competed in a pair of events on Friday, finishing 17th in the 100-freestyle in 56.95 seconds and third in the 500-freestyle in 5:17.41. She also anchored Lake Forest's 400-medley relay team, which placed fifth in 4:10.16. Her time in the 500-freestyle and the Foresters' time in the relay are tops in the league while her 100-freestyle performance ranks fifth.

The meet concluded on Saturday and McCarthy posted a seventh-place finish in the 200-freestyle. Her time of 2:00.60 ranks second in the conference (behind Forester freshman Corynn Chrstjansen). She also swam on the 400-freestyle relay team that turned in another MWC-best time of 3:43.30.

MWC Performers of the Week are selected by the league's director of media and information.

Midwest Conference Release (pdf)