PORTLAND, Ore. - Winning by nearly 200 points, the Puget Sound Loggers easily took the women's team title at the 2009 Northwest Invitational this weekend in Portland, Ore. The Logger men had a strong meet as well, nearly dethroning defending champion Whitworth.
The Logger women, who held a 104 point advantage after the first day, started the second day off strong by winning the 200yd medley relay with a time of 1:53.50. The Logger men followed suit, taking the men's 200yd medley relay with a mark of 1:38.91.
Puget Sound's first individual win came in the women's 100yd butterfly when Elizabeth MacAfee (Los Gatos, Calif.) took first with a time of 1:01.00. Freshman Aleksander Jeremic (Skopje, Macedonia/Nova) took first in the men's 100yd butterfly, posting a time of 52.75 to edge Linfield's Dominic Rieniets by just two-hundredths of a second.
Freshman Tracy Wormwood (Elk River, Minn.) took first in the 200yd breastroke with a mark of 2:32.04 to edge teammate Sierra Phillips (Cottonwood Heights, Utah/Brighton). Senior Jackson Kowalski (Keizer, Ore./McNary) won the men's 100yd backstroke with a mark of 54.32 to win by over two seconds. Senior Hally Roberts (Boulder, Colo./Kenyon College) took first in the 50yd freestyle with a mark of 25.18.
The Logger women finished the two-day meet with 801 points, 194 points more than second place Whitworth. Whitman took third, followed by Pacific Lutheran, Linfield, Lewis & Clark, Cal State East Bay, Willamette, Pacific and College of Idaho.
On the men's side, the Loggers finished just 19 points back of Whitworth. The Pirates finished with 647 points, followed by Puget Sound (628), Whitman, Pacific Lutheran, Linfield, Pacific, Lewis & Clark, College of Idaho and Willamette.