Loggers Swim To Second Place At NWC Pentathlon

Loggers Swim To Second Place At NWC Pentathlon

PARKLAND, Wash. – Freshman Aleksander Jeremic (Skopje, Macedonia) used a consistent performance to place fourth in his Northwest Conference debut on Friday evening at the NWC Sprint Pentathlon in PLU Pool in Parkland, Wash. As a team, the Loggers took second on both sides of the standings.

On the men’s side, defending champion Whitworth dominated the individual-based competition, taking the top three spots but Jeremic broke that streak, combining to swim a 2:40.28 in the 100 medley, 50 fly, 50 back, 50 breast and 50 free. Junior Jack Zaharchuk (Portland, Ore./Cleveland) finished 13th among the 66-swimmer field. As a team, the Logger men finished second with a score of 135, over 200 points less than first-place Whitworth but 6.5 points ahead of third-place Linfield.

In the women’s competition, the Loggers were led by senior Katie Barton (Boise, Idaho/Bishop Kelly), who took 10th with a time of 3:10.70. Ava Williams (Eagle River, Alaska/Chugiak) was 11th while Sierra Phillips (Cottonwood Heights, Utah/Brighton) finished in 12th. The Loggers place second as a team with 124 points, which was about half that of first-place Whitworth but nearly 10 points better than third place Linfield.

The Loggers will return to Wallace Pool on Saturday morning to play host to the rest of the Northwest Conference for the NWC Relay Meet, beginning at 11:00 a.m.