Puget Sound swimming starts off strong at home

Puget Sound swimming starts off strong at home

TACOMA, Washington – Several Loggers turned heads during the Puget Sound swim team's Logger Relays in Wallace Pool Saturday afternoon. Both the Logger men's and women's teams placed fourth overall. Puget Sound competed with NCAA D-I Seattle University, D-II Simon Fraser, Pacific Lutheran, and Southwest Oregon Community College.


Two-time Northwest Conference Women's Swimmer of the Year Kelli Callahan demonstrated that she didn't have to shake off any rust in in the first meet of the year. She finished third overall in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:44.36. That time is more than 15 seconds faster than the conference's top time in 2018-19.

Matthew Cole was one one-hundredth of a second off from tying the Puget Sound men's 50-yard freestyle record during one of his relay races. Robert Kabacy holds the school record with a time of 20.62 seconds.

Women's senior Calista Skog also set a personal-best time during the freestyle relays. Skog, Mackenzie Loi, and Moira Lee placed third in the women's 300-butterfly relay (3:05.21). Izzy Hendryx, Maddie Kriz, and Kerry Miller were fourth in the 300-backstroke relay with a time of 3:04.73.

Cole, Vaughn Christensen, Eric Markewitz, and Jack Renschler placed fourth in the men's 200 freestyle relay (1:29.26).

The Loggers next compete in the Northwest Conference Sprints and Relays, Oct. 25-26, hosted by Whitworth.