Jonathan Tikhonoff, Men's Swimming & Diving, Gallaudet University

Jonathan Tikhonoff, Men's Swimming & Diving, Gallaudet University

Jonathan Tikhonoff (Folsom, Calif.) has been selected as the NEAC Men’s Swimmer of the Week after an outstanding performance for the Gallaudet University Bison. The junior collected three individual victories to help the Bison split a double-dual meet against fellow conference members SUNY Cobleskill and host Wells College Saturday.  Tikhonoff finished nearly a minute and a half before the second-place swimmer in the 1,000-yard freestyle after topping the field of five with a time of 11:01.86, which shattered his previous personal-record time in that event by over 25 seconds.  He also won both the 200-yard IM and 500-yard freestyle events by over 11 seconds, topping a field of six in the former event with a new personal-best time of 2:11.03, while besting seven swimmers in the latter after touching the wall in 5:25.86.