Logger swimming gears up for NWC Sprint Meet

Logger swimming gears up for NWC Sprint Meet

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound men's and women's swim teams go up against conference opponents for the first time this season during the Northwest Conference Sprint Meet at Linfield, Saturday, Oct. 27.


Picking up where she left off

Kelli Callahan – the 2017-18 NWC Women's Co-Swimmer of the Year – had a strong start to the 2018-19 season against the College of Idaho (Oct. 20). She won both the 200-yard free style (1:59.63) and the 100 breaststroke (1:08.69), and she was on the second-place 200 medley relay team (1:53.76) with Kassidy CookCalista Skog, and Kai Haven


New faces

Several new swimmers for the Puget Sound men's team performed well in their first-ever meet with the Loggers at the College of Idaho. 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). Eli Champagne won both the 200 freestyle (1:50.57) and the 100 butterfly (52.76). 


Last year's Sprint Meet

Puget Sound hosted the 2017 NWC Sprint Meet. Kelli Callahan and Calista Skog finished second and third, respectively, in the pentathlon. Callahan came away with a total time of 2:55.58, and Skog's time was 2:59.30. In the men's pentathlon, Dylan Reimers was the top Puget Sound finished, as his 2:41.67 time was good for 10th overall. Callahan placed second in the 100 IM (1:01.01), and second in the 50 breaststroke (32.99). Skog was third in the 100- M (1:03.88), and second in the 50-butterfly (28.28). Reimers' best finish was in the 100 IM, where he placed third with a time of 56.91.


Looking ahead

The first dual of the season for the Logger men and women is at home against NWC foe Lewis & Clark, Nov. 2. Puget Sound hosts Linfield the following day for another conference dual.