Gresham, Ore. – After the first day of the NWC Swimming Championships both University of Puget Sound swim teams find themselves in second place. The highlight of the day came when the women's 400 medley relay team earned an NCAA provisional time.
The Logger team of Mackenzie Kitson, Tracy Wormwood, Caitlin Fuller and Maggie O'Rourke placed second in the event with a time of 3:56.55. Wormwood was the Loggers top-finisher in the 200 IM with a 2:12.28 and third-place finish. Cait Farry and Maggie Smith finished directly behind Wormwood in fourth and fifth, respectively.
O'Rourke led the Loggers in the 50 free, coming in fifth place with a time of 24.70. Hannah Vernon and Fuller finished seventh and eighth in the 500 free to lead the Loggers in the other individual event on the first night.
In the men's 500 free, Derek Frenzel and Teale Kitson finished second and third to pace a solid Logger performance. Frenzel finished at 4:40.30 while Kitson came in shortly after at 4:41.05. Adam Ganz paced the Loggers in the 50 free with a time of 21.58 and a third-place finish.
Kitson and Frenzel, along with Jack Zaharchuk and Aleksander Jeremikj, also helped the Loggers 400 medley relay team to a runner-up finish to conclude the day. Ganz, Jeremikj, Nick Burns and Cooper Langdahl also teamed up for a third-place finish in the 200 free relay.
The Loggers 172 points on the women's side and 167 points on the men's side to sit comfortably in second place. Whitworth holds a comfortable lead for first place on both sides.
The NWC Swimming Championships continue tomorrow with prelims beginning at 10 a.m.