Max Rowland Named Forester Athlete of the Week

Max Rowland Named Forester Athlete of the Week

Swimmer Max Rowland was voted Forester Athlete of the Week on Thursday for his performance at last weekend's Midwest Conference Championship Meet at Grinnell College.

Rowland captured a pair of conference titles in individual events and another in a relay to help lead the Lake Forest men to a runner-up finish.

The sophomore began Friday's finals session by swimming the second leg on the Foresters' victorious 200-freestyle relay team. Later in the evening he led the team's 1-2-3 finish in the 500-freestyle with a school record time of 4:38.81, nearly two seconds faster than the previous mark.

Rowland was atop a 1-2 finish for Lake Forest in the 400-IM on Saturday, completing the race in 4:07.53, which ranks him third in team history. He also turned in the Foresters' fastest split as the team placed second in the 800-freestyle relay.

Lake Forest posted another 1-2-3 finish in Sunday's 1650-freestyle with Rowland placing third. His time of 16:27.00 ranks him fourth in program history and he is now third on the all-time list in the 1000-freestyle for his 9:55.87 split at that point in the race. He then closed out the weekend by swimming the second leg of the Foresters' runner-up performance in the 400-freestyle relay.

Rowland finished the weekend having accounted for 83 of Lake Forest's 741 points at the meet.

Forester Athletes of the Week are selected by the Athletic Department on Thursdays.

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