TACOMA, Washington – The first Northwest Conference home duals of the 2018-19 Puget Sound men's and women's swim seasons are scheduled for this weekend in Wallace Pool. The Loggers will host Lewis & Clark Friday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m., and then welcome Linfield Saturday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m.
Live stream is available for Friday's dual against the Pioneers. Click HERE for the link.
Sprinting into the season
Puget Sound swimmers performed well during the Northwest Conference Sprint Meet hosted by Linfield, Oct. 27. Kelli Callahan finished second overall in the women's pentathlon. Callahan's 1:02.03 time in the 100-yard IM was second overall. She also timed in at 30.21 in the 50-backstroke, and 27.78 in the 50-butterfly.Calista Skog was fourth overall in the women's pentathlon. Her best race was a third-place finish in the 50-freestyle (25.53). Champagne was the top overall swimmer for the Logger men, as he finished ninth overall. Champagne was second in the 50-butterfly (23.86), and he finished top 10 in the 50-freestyle (23.60).
Impressive new faces
Puget Sound first-year men's swimmers have made quite the impression early this season. In addition to Eli Champagne's solid NWC Sprint Meet, he won both the 200 freestyle (1:50.57) and the 100 butterfly (52.76) during the Loggers' dual at College of Idaho (Oct. 20). Also against the Yotes, Brett Kolb won both the 1,000 freestyle (10:14.80) and the 500 freestyle (4:48.87), and he was second in the 400-IM (4:23.60). Matthew Cole won the 50 freestyle (22.24), and he placed third in the 100 freestyle (51.96).
A recent poll of Northwest Conference head coaches indicates that the Logger men are expected to finish fifth in the NWC (click HERE), and the Puget Sound women are also expected to finish fifth (click HERE).
The Don Duncan Alumni Meet is scheduled for Nov. 10, and the Loggers continue their NWC slate at Pacific, Nov. 16.