Logger Men Cruise, Pacific Women Upset Loggers By One-Third Of A Point
TACOMA, Wash. – Derek Frenzel and Keven Henley each tallied two wins as the Puget Sound men's swim team came away with a dual meet win over Pacific on Friday night. In a bizarre ending, it was Pacific that came away with the win over Puget Sound in the women's dual meet by one-third of a point.
Frenzel took wins in the 200 free and 200 fly while Henley won the 50 free and 100 back. Frenzel also helped the Loggers end the meet on a high note as he teamed up with Teale Kitson, Max Cohen and Jared Fisk for a win in the 400 free relay with a 3:46.68. The Loggers came away with 115-87 win.
Kitson was also a winner in the 800 free by 20 second with a time of 9:09.19. He went 1-2 with fellow Logger Matt Davis.
Michael Hargitt led Pacific as he edged teammate Kramer Ichimura in the 200 IM for the event win and went on to take the win in the 200 breast. He also helped Pacific open the meet with a win in the 400 medley relay.
The women's meet featured a three-way tie for first in the 50 free that turned a rare occurrence into a crucial point swap. Alex Chase and Amanda Bing for the Boxers tied with the Loggers Ava Williams for first in the 50 free as all three were clocked at 29.70. The three leaders split the points three ways as each received 5.3 for their team.
As the meet came down to the end, it ended up being that extra third of a point for Pacific in the three way tie that decided the meet. Pacific took the team win 102.66-102.33 in a finish that neither coach could recollect happening before.
The meet was back and forth all night with the lead changing hands multiple times. The Loggers started strong with a win in the 400 medley relay. Reigning NWC Swimmer of the Year Amanda Clark then took the first of her two event wins in the night in the 800 free. The Loggers went 2-3-4 in the event to pad their early lead, led by Ann Barrington.
Melissa Norrish took the win for the Loggers in the 200 free in a close race with Pacific's Katie Porter with a 2:14.28. However, Pacific went 2-3-4 to gain back some ground. The Boxers and Loggers continued to stay close in the point count as Allison Clark won the 200 IM for the Boxers and Stacie Struble followed with another Boxer win in the 200 fly. Porter kept the Boxers rolling with 1:02.55 for a win in the 100 free.
Sam Anders put the Loggers back on the winning track with a 2:30.30 in the 200 back. Norrish, Barrington and Rosie Irwin then went 2-3-4 in the 400 free for the Loggers but Amanda Clark took first place points for the Boxers.
Tracy Wormwood's win in the 200 breast helped the Loggers take a slight lead into the final event but Pacific finished first and third to just edge the defending NWC champion Loggers for the team win.
The Loggers remain at home tomorrow for a 1 p.m. meet against Lewis & Clark in Wallace Pool.