Orion Huey Named MWC Performer of the Week

Photo by Maxie Mottlowitz
Photo by Maxie Mottlowitz

Lake Forest College swimmer Orion Huey was named Midwest Conference Performer of the Week on Tuesday for his performance at the Illinois-Michigan Quadrangular on Saturday.

Huey, a senior, won the 200-backstroke at the meet, finishing in 1:57.85, more than a second ahead of the runner-up from host Wheaton College. 

Also a member of both of the Foresters' relay teams, Huey helped Lake Forest place third in the 400-medley relay in 3:39.15 and was the anchor on the victorious 400-freestyle relay team that finished with the best time in the conference so far this year at 3:12.95. He started the final leg .02 seconds behind first-place Hope College but posted a 100-freestyle split nearly two seconds faster than that from the runners-up.

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

Midwest Conference Release (pdf)