Loggers Battle Defending NWC Champs

Loggers Battle Defending NWC Champs

TACOMA, Wash. – The University of Puget swim teams suffered the first defeats of the season on Friday with a pair of losses to defending NWC champions Whitworth. The Pirates won on the women’s side by a score of 131-74 while the men defeated the Loggers 134-71. Despite the loss, the Loggers saw some phenomenal performances in the water.

The women’s 400 medley relay team kicked off the meet with a winning time of 4:43.19. However, the Pirates would take the next five consecutive events to build an initial lead.

Maggie O’Rourke and Adam Ganz picked up a Logger sweep of the 50 free with a couple of winning swims. O’Rourke won the women’s 50 free with a time of 28.13 while Ganz sprinted to a winning time of 24.53.

The men’s 200 fly turned out to be the Loggers strongest event of the day as Aleksander Jeremikj, Derek Frenzel and Zachary Walker finished 1-2-3 in the event. Jeremikj’s time of 2:11.50 was just .03 seconds in front of Frenzel.

Tracy Wormwood took home the Loggers final individual title in the 200 breast. She recorded a time of 2:48.43 to beat the nearest competitor by over six seconds.

The Loggers will host their final home meet of the year tomorrow when they square off with Whitman at 1 p.m.