Rooney, Webster Named February Athletes of the Month

Posted on March 4th, 2019 by

SAINT PETER, Minn. – Men’s track and field student-athlete Taylor Rooney (So., Andover, Minn.) and women’s swimmer Maggie Webster (Sr., Apple Valley, Minn.) have been selected as the Gustavus Adolphus College February Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Month, presented by Thrivent Financial and voted on by the Gustavus Sports Information Department.

Taylor Rooney

Track and Field

Hometown: Andover, Minn.

High School: Andover

Major: Economics

Parent: Thomas Rooney 

Taylor Rooney’s performances during the month of February have continued to make his name well-known in the MIAC as well as in the Gustavus record book. Rooney claimed the MIAC championship in both the 60-meter hurdles and the high jump at the MIAC Indoor Championships. His MIAC meet record time of 8.14 in the 60 hurdles helped garner him MIAC Outstanding Performance of the Meet honors. It was the third consecutive race that Rooney had topped the previous meet’s mark, having beaten the old record in prelims last year, then beating that time in finals. Rooney clocked in at 8.19 in the finals this year to win the event for a second consecutive season. Rooney started the month with a third place finish in the 60 hurdles at MSU-Mankato on Feb. 2 and then took first in the 60 hurdles at Mankato on Feb. 16 with a time of 8.14. He also place third in the high jump on Feb. 16.

Maggie Webster

Swimming and Diving

Hometown: Apple Valley, Minn.

High School: Eastview

Major: Nursing

Parents: Michele and Matthew Jamieson

After posting the third-best time in the 50 freestyle coming into the MIAC Championships, Maggie Webster was able to overcome the two racers ranked above her to earn herself first place honors at the conference meet with a time of 23.37 in the finals. Her time of 23.30 in the preliminaries was good for the top time in the MIAC this season. Her time in the prelims also pushed her name up in the NCAA top times, moving her all the way up to the eighth best time in the NCAA this season. To go along with her MIAC title in the 50 free, Webster garnered All-Conference in the 100 free with a time of 51.55. Her performance in the 100 free was impressive considering she came into the meet with the ninth best time in the MIAC on the season at 53.94 and she surpassed that time by over two seconds to take second place. Webster started the month with three victories at the Gustie Challenge on Feb. 2, winning the 50 free, 100 backstroke, and 100 free.

 

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