TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound men's and women's swim teams are back in Northwest Conference action when they travel to Pacific for a dual Friday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m.
The first three duals
The Puget Sound women opened its season with a win at the College of Idaho (Oct. 20), but the men lost at the Yotes. Both Logger teams beat Lewis & Clark at home (Nov. 2), but they split the following day with the women beating Linfield and the men coming up just short against the Wildcats.
Picking up where she left off
Kelli Callahan – the 2017-18 NWC Women's Co-Swimmer of the Year – was named the Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week after the Logger women's wins over Lewis & Clark and Linfield. During the Loggers' 120-85 home win against Lewis & Clark (Nov. 2), Callahan won the 400-IM (4:35.37), the 500-freestyle (5:20.24), and the 100-breaststroke (1:07.61). The following day, Puget Sound won against Linfield, 103-102. Callahan won the women's 200-IM by touching the wall in 2:10.07, and she was victorious in the 200-breaststroke with a time of 2:28.26. Callahan was also on the first-place 400-medley relay team (4:06.55).
Skog going strong
Calista Skog won two individual events for the Loggers against Lewis & Clark (Nov. 2). She touched the wall first in both the 200-freestyle (1:59.63) and the 100-freestyle (54.32). She also picked up two more individual wins against Linfield (Nov. 3). Skog was first in the 50-freestyle (24.73) and first in the 100-freestyle (54.31).
New faces for men
First-year men's swimmers for the Puget Sound men continue to impress. Eli Champagne also won two individual events - the 400-IM (4:43.23) and the 100-butterfly (52.65) – against Lewis & Clark (Nov. 2), and Matthew Cole won the 50-freestyle by timing in at 21.74 in the same dual. Against Linfield (Nov. 3), Brett Kolb won the 200-IM (2:03.33) for Puget Sound.
Junior Dylan Reimers is swimming well for the Logger men after an outstanding sophomore season. Reimers won both the men's 200-yard freestyle (1:47.27) and the 100-backstroke (55.31) against Lewis & Clark (Nov. 2), and he won the 500-freestyle (4:51.08) against Linfield (Nov. 3).
For a cause
Tuesday (Nov. 13), Puget Sound joined swimmers from all across the nation for the Hour of Power to benefit the Ted Mullin Fund for Pediatric Sarcoma Research. The Loggers' relays were held in Wallace Pool.
The NCAA announced earlier this month that Puget Sound will co-host the NCAA D-III Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, March 2021. It is the first time these championships will be held on the West Coast. Click HERE for more information.