Puget Sound returns to the pool at Redlands

Ronnie Glover, d3photography.com
Ronnie Glover, d3photography.com

TACOMA, Washington – The wait is over. It has been a little more than a month since the Puget Sound men's and women's swim teams' last competition, but the Loggers return to the pool for a non-conference dual at Redlands Saturday, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m.


Conference standings

The Logger women are 3-0 in Northwest Conference duals, with wins over Lewis & Clark, Pacific, and Linfield. The Logger men are 2-1 in the NWC, with wins against Lewis & Clark and Pacific, and a loss against Linfield. Whitworth's 4-0 record tops the men's NWC standings, while the Logger women are tied with Pacific Lutheran for first in the conference.


The last meet

Puget Sound's last competition was the Logger Invitational in Wallace Pool, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2. The three-day meet featured eight men's teams and eight women's teams, and spanned across 36 events. The Logger men finished fourth overall, and the women placed fifth. Click HERE for more information.


Swimming strong

Kelli Callahan, Calista Skog, Brett Kolb, and Eli Champagne are some Loggers who are off to a strong start this season. Callahan, the 2017-18 NWC Women's Co-Swimmer of the Year, has twice been named the NWC Student-Athlete of the Week this season. A couple Skog's best meets include two individual victories against both Linfield and Lewis & Clark. Champagne earned two individual wins against College of Idaho, and two more against Lewis & Clark. Kolb  was also victorious twice against College of Idaho, and he won three individual races against Pacific.


Looking ahead

NWC duals resume on the road when Puget Sound travels to eastern Washington for consecutive meets against Whitworth (Jan. 11) and Whitman (Jan. 12).