Loggers Start Off New Year Against Ranked DII Opponents
BURNABY, B.C. – The Puget Sound swimming teams dove in to the second half of their 2012-13 season with a double dual at Simon Fraser on Saturday. The Logger women took on NCAA Division II opponents No. 15 Simon Fraser and No. 21 Alaska-Fairbanks while the men's team took on Simon Fraser.
The Logger women fell 87-32 to the 15th-ranked SFU Clan and 80-37 to the 21st-ranked UAF Nanooks. The men's team suffered a 146-111 loss to the Clan.
Derek Frenzel was the only individual event winner for the Loggers in their first meet back from the holiday break in competition. His time of 2:06.58 was tops in the 200 fly between the Loggers and the Clan. He also took second in the 800 free with an 8:50.21 and second in the 400 free with a time of 4:17.81.
Keven Henley also turned in a couple solid performances for the men's team. He took second in the 100 back with a 1:01.17 and his 24.97 in the 50 free also placed him second. Jared Fisk also recorded a second-place finish in the 100 fly.
Melissa Norrish led the women's team against the Clan and Nanooks with a second-place overall finish and a third-place finish. She took third to a UAF and SFU swimmer in the 100 fly at 1:09.63 and second to UAF in the 200 IM with a 2:34.13. Her time was good enough for first place points against SFU in the 200 IM.
Sam Anders also had a second-place overall finish in the 200 back, scoring first place points against UAF and coming second to SFU.
Tracy Wormwood also took first place points against UAF in the 100 breast and 200 breast but finished third overall in the 100 and fourth in 200.
The Loggers return home next week for the their final two home meets of the season. The Loggers host Whitworth on Friday at 6 p.m. and Whitman on Saturday at 1 p.m.