FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – The Puget Sound swim teams opened the 2013 NWC Championships on Friday with the men's team sitting in fourth place and the women's team taking fifth after day one. The meet will continue over the next two days.
The men's team tallied 108 points to place fourth after the first day. The 500 free turned out to be a strong event for the Loggers with three swimmers in the championship final. Derek Frenzel had the best individual performance of the day, taking second with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 4:35.84. Teale Kitson came in just behind Frenzel in third while Jared Fisk took sixth in the final.
Freshman Keven Henley made the championship final of the 50 free in his first championship meet and placed sixth in the event with a 21.53.
The women's 400 medley relay finished up the day for the Loggers with a top performance. They finished second in the event with a 3:55.66 for the highest finish of the day.
Melissa Norrish, who was part of the relay, had the highest individual finish for the women's team. She placed sixth in the 200 IM with a 2:11.04. Jessica Jaynes joined her in the championship final and took sixth in the event.
The Loggers will look for some more top swims tomorrow when they return to the pool for seven more events.
Whitworth leads both team scores after day one. On the men's side, the Loggers also trail Whitman in second and Pacific Lutheran in third. The women's team trails Pacific Lutheran in second, Whitman in third and Pacific in fourth.