PORTLAND, Ore. - Holding a 104 point advantage on the women's side and trailing by just 44 on the men's side, the Puget Sound Loggers swam well on the first day of the 2009 Northwest Invitational, hosted by Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore.
The Loggers opened up the meet with a victory in the women's 200yd freestyle relay, posting a winning time of 1:40.86. Puget Sound's first individual victory came in the women's 100yd breaststroke as Sierra Phillips (Cottonwood Heights, Utah/Brighton) went 1:09.98 to win by about a half-second over teammate Tracy Wormwood (Elk River, Minn.).
Sophomore Kenzie Kitson (Durango, Colo.) took first in the women's 200yd backstroke with a time of 2:12.65 while senior Jackson Kowalski (Keizer, Ore./McNary) took the men's 200yd backstroke with a mark of 1:58.80.
The Loggers women also reigned victorious in the 400yd medley relay, posting a time of 4:06.97 as they collected 420 points on the day to hold a 114 point advantage over second place Whitworth. The Logger men collected 324 points, 44 points back of day one leader Whitworth.
The meet continues on Sunday in Portland, Ore.