Loggers Finish Second, Frenzel and Wormwood Grab NWC Titles

Loggers Finish Second, Frenzel and Wormwood Grab NWC Titles

PORTLAND, Ore. – Derek Frenzel took the 200 fly title to lead the University of Puget Sound swim teams on the final day of the 2011 NWC Swimming Championships. The Loggers finished second in both the men’s and women’s meet.

Frenzel, a freshman from Moscow, Idaho, won his first NWC title with a 1:51.80 in the 200 fly and also recorded an NCAA provisional time. Aleksander Jeremikj finished second for a 1-2 Logger finish. Zach Walker also finished fourth for the Loggers.

Tracy Wormwood captured her second individual title and another NCAA provisional time in the 200 breast. Her time of 2:22.82 was more than two seconds faster than the next competitor. Jessica Jaynes also eared some big points with a third-place finish in the event.

After Mackenzie and Teale Kitson swept the 100 back titles on Saturday, both finished second in their respective 200 back events. Mackenzie recorded an NCAA provisional time with a 2:06.12, improving upon her prelims mark of 2:06.66. Teale also improved on his prelims time with a finals time of 1:54.74. Cait Farry finished fourth in the women’s 200 back and Jake Rifkin took seventh on the men’s side.

The Loggers also had a solid showing in the women’s 200 fly with four swimmers in the top-8. Kelsey Elizondo led the quartet with a 2:09.25 and a second-place finish. Caitlin Fuller came in at 2:12.03 and in fourth while Mariah Snowden finished sixth and Rachel Mendelsohn finished eighth.

The Logger men held off Whitman on the final day as they finished with 586.5 points to Whitman’s 529.5 points. Whitworth repeated as the NWC Champions with 923.5 points.

The Logger women also finished in second with 679 points. The Whitworth women also took the NWC title with 817 points.