TACOMA, Wash. – The University of Puget Sound swim teams have now won four consecutive dual meets in the 2010-11 season with a pair of wins over visiting Lewis & Clark today. The women’s team pulled out a 126-78 victory while the men recorded a 139-55 victory over the Pios.
Jack Zaharchuk led the Loggers with an impressive display in three events. Zaharchuk took the individual titles in the 200 breast, 400 free and 200 IM to lead the Loggers, who won 18 of 22 events in the meet. The Loggers also sprinted out to the team lead with wins in the first six events and eight of the first 10.
“The swimmer of the meet for the men is probably Jack. He won three events and all with good times,” commented head coach Chris Myhre. “On the women’s side, its really tough to pick just one.”
The meet began with the Loggers sweeping the 400 medley relays. Caitlin Fuller then kept the Loggers rolling with an impressive 9:51.40 in the 800 free to take the victory. Warren Asfazdour kept the streak up with a win in the 800 free before Maggie O’Rourke took the 200 free at 2:14.51. Derek Frenzel pushed the streak to six events with a 2:01.63 to win the men’s 200 free.
Rachel Cazden and Shuichi Matsumoto garnered the first wins for Lewis & Clark as they took the respective women’s and men’s titles in the 50 free. Cazden also went on to win the 100 free.
Tracy Wormwood kicked off another streak with a 2:36.24 win in the 200 IM, finishing just ahead of fellow Logger Cait Ferry. Zaharchuk then won his first event, the 200 IM at 2:20.17 followed by Fuller’s second win of the day in the 200 fly. Frenzel joined the multiple-win club with his second victory of the day in the 200 fly with a time of 2:12.39.
Nick Burns’ time of 57.42 won the 100 free for the Loggers followed by a Kitson sweep of the 200 back. Kenzie Kitson took the women’s title at 2:29.48 while Teale kitson won the men’s title at 2:16.39. Ava Williams kept the Loggers on the fast track with an exciting win in the 400 free. Williams was neck-and-neck with the Pios’ Jordan Claire until the final lap when Williams finished at 4:51.29 to take the event.
Zaharchuk won the final two men’s events in the 400 free (4:21.69) and the 200 breast (2:36.48). With Wormwood’s second win sandwiched in the middle. Wormwood won the women’s 200 breast at 2:49.25.
“It was a good team effort,” added Myhre. “We’re really swimming well. We’re going to finish up a couple more days of training before school starts up. We’ve good about five weeks to go before championships.”
The Loggers will stay at home next week when they welcome Whitworth on Friday at 6 p.m. and Whitman on Saturday at 1 p.m. to Wallace Pool.