Loggers Cruise Past Pacific In First Home Meet

Loggers Cruise Past Pacific In First Home Meet

TACOMA, Wash. – The University of Puget Sound swim teams won 14 of 22 events to seal a dual victory of Pacific. The men's team won 132-69 while the women's team copied that output with a 135-69 victory. Both teams have won all three NWC duals this year.

Three Loggers brought in a pair of victories in the wins. Maggie O'Rourke and Caitlin Fuller each won two events for the women while Alexsander Jeremikj also took home two individual victories.

"Derek Frenzel had an outstanding 800 free style, Tracy Wormwood had another outstanding 200 breaststroke and Maggie O'Rourke also swam well in her 400 freestyle.," commented head coach Chris Myhre. "Good swims by everybody today and we'll come back tomorrow against Lewis & Clark."

After both the men's and women's relay teams took the top spots in the 200 medley relays, Frenzel cruised to a win in the 800 free. His time of 8:49.71 was nearly 23 seconds faster than the nearest competitor. The Loggers went on to win the next four events in winning seven of the first eight and never looked back.

Fuller recorded her two victories in the 200 free and 200 fly. Fuller just snuck to the wall before Laura Ross of Pacific with a time of 2:16.53. In the 200 fly she cruised to a six second victory with a time of 2:29.86. O'Rourke first took the 50 free title at 28.25 before also taking the 400 free title at 4:47.50. Wormwood and Cait Ferry rounded out the women's first-place finishes in the 200 breast and 200 back, respectively.

On the men's side, Jeremikj swept a pair of freestyle events with titles in the 100 and 200 free. His first title came at 2:00.31 in the 200 free before taking the 100 free title at 55.04. Teale Kitson and Adam Ganz also won events for the Loggers. Ganz's time of 24.48 took the 50 free while Kitson's 4:24.45 won the 400 free.

The Loggers concluded the meet with another pair of relay victories in the 200 free relays.

"Now, we'll continue to work and then get some rest. The team knows what's in front of them and they're excited about it," added Myhre. "They know we're not done and I think we are right where we need to be."

Michael Hargitt was was unstoppable for Pacific as he swept a trio of events for the Boxers, taking the titles in the 200 breast, 200 fly and 200 IM.

The Loggers will have a quick turnaround as they prepare to host Lewis & Clark tomorrow at 1 p.m. in Wallace Pool.