Conference titles and records highlight 2017-18 swim season

Conference titles and records highlight 2017-18 swim season

TACOMA, Washington – Twenty-four All-Northwest Conference honors, four NWC titles, NWC Swimmer of the Year, and appearances on the national stage. The 2017-18 Puget Sound men's and women's swim season gave the Loggers plenty to cheer about.

Sophomore Kelli Callahan was named the NWC Women's Co-Swimmer of the Year after claiming titles – and records – in several events. Callahan won the conference crown in the 200-IM (2:04.41) and 400-IM (4:25.51), setting league records in both events. She toppled the 400-IM record by more than four seconds.

Callahan was also the NWC champion in the 100-breaststroke (1:05.05). It was a fitting end to the NWC season for the Loggers who was four times named the NWC Women's Swimmer of the Week. He season continued in the NCAA D-III Championships in Indianapolis, where she competed in the 200-IM, 400-IM, and 100-freestyle. 

Fellow sophomore Dylan Reimers also won multiple league titles. He earned a spot at the top of the podium by winning the 1,650-freestyle with a time of 16:04.99, and placing first in the 500-freestyle with a time of 4:35.65.

Callahan totaled seven All-NWC swims. She was on Second Team relays for the 200-medley, 400-medley, 400-freestyle, and 800-freestale. Calista Skog also amassed seven All-NWC honors. In addition to the four relays with Callahan, Skog earned All-NWC First Team in the 100-freestyle, and Second Team in the 50-freestyle and 100-butterfly. 

Freshman Kassidy Cook performed well in her first NWC Championships, earning Second Team honors in the 100-backstroke and 200-backstroke.

Senior Nick Mitchell earned two men's All-NWC Second Team honors, on in the 500-freestyle and the other in the 1,650-freestyle. Junior Ian Conery also nabbed two Second Team honors: 100-breaststroke and 200-breastroke. 

The 2017-18 season included the three-day Logger Invitational in early December, when the Loggers hosted seven colleges and universities. A few weeks later, the Puget Sound teams traveled to Texas for the training trip. The Loggers also competed in a dual at Trinity (Tex.).

Overall in the NWC Championships, the Logger women placed third and the men finished fifth.

During the Puget Sound athletic department's annual All-Sports Celebration in April, Callahan received the Alice Bond Award for Most Outstanding Female Student-Athlete.