FEDERAL WAY, Washington – Sophomore Kelli Callahan was named the Co-Northwest Conference Women's Swimmer of the Year, and classmate Dylan Reimers earned two individual NWC titles as the 2018 NWC Swimming Championships came to a close Sunday night. Whitworth hosted the three-day event in Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center.
The Logger women placed third overall with 457 points. Whitman won the team championship by totaling 615.5 points. The Puget Sound men finished fifth as a team with 323 points. Whitworth won the team crown by earning 655.5 points.
Callahan set the tone in the first day of preliminaries (Feb. 9). She broke her own school record, and the NWC record, in the 200-IM by touching the wall in 2:05.23. Later that evening, she was officially the NWC Champion in the 200-IM after improving her time to 2:04.41.
Callahan set another conference record the following day. She won the 400-IM with a time of 4:25.51, beating the previous NWC by more than four seconds. Callahan also won the league title in the 100-breaststroke by timing in at 1:05.05.
During the final day of the championships (Feb. 11), Reimers earned his way to the top of the podium. He won the 1650-freestyle by timing in at 16:04.99. Reimers also won the 500-freestyle title Friday.
During the course of this season, Callahan was named the NWC Student-Athlete of the Week four times, and Reimers earned the honor twice.
More news and results to follow.