December 1, 2012

Frenzel, Wormwood Record "B" Cuts, Norrish Breaks School Record

The Puget Sound swimming teams were represented at two different venues on Saturday as Derek Frenzel and Tracy Wormwood swam at the USA Swimming Winter Championships while the Logger teams swam at the Husky Invitational.

Frenzel and Wormwood both recorded NCAA Division III "B" cuts in their respective events at the world class swim meet. Fenzel swam a 1:51.21 in the 200 fly while Wormwood recorded a 2:21.81 in the 200 breast. Both swimmers set school records in those events at the NWC Championships last year.

At the Husky Invitational, both Logger teams again saw some positive results. Melissa Norrish had one of the best swims of the night as she broke the school in the 100 fly in the "D" final. Norrish swam a personal-best 57.93 in the morning heats and then turned in a record-breaking performance in the final. She placed second in the heat and 26th overall with a 57.13, which defeated Angela Butler's record of 57.21 from 1995. It was also an NCAA "B" cut.

Jere Jeremikj made the "C" final of the 100 fly with a prelim time of 50.80. His 50.90 in the finals placed him 21st in the event and he narrowly missed a "B" cut .

Teale Kitson made his second final of the three-day meet in the 100 back with a prelim time of 53.39. He bettered that time in the "D" final with a 52.50 to finish 28th overall.

Kitson and Jeremikj teamed up with Clayton Jacobson and Max Cohen to finish ninth in the 800 free relay with a time of 7:00.52. The Loggers again had the top relay of the handful of NWC teams at the meet.

The Loggers wrap up the Husky Invitational tomorrow with preliminaries starting at 9 a.m.