Frenzel, Wormwood Claim NWC Titles

Frenzel, Wormwood Claim NWC Titles

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – Derek Fenzel and Tracy Wormwood claimed the first 2013 titles for the Puget Sound swim teams in day two of the NWC Championships. Frenzel took the NWC title in the 200 free before Wormwood claimed her fourth 100 breast title.

Frenzel came in with a time of 1:41.94 to take the NWC title. In the prelims, he missed a provisional qualifying time in the event by .04 seconds when he finished with a 1:43.79.

Jere Jeremikj was another top finisher for the Loggers as his 50.83 in the 100 fly placed fourth while Jared Fisk took sixth in the event. Teale Kitson took fifth in tight race in the 100 back and Keven Henley came in sixth.

Wormwood led three Loggers in the championship final of the 100 breast and barely edged out the competition it might may have been the race of the day. Her 1:04.43 was a provisional qualifying time and tops in the event by just .02 seconds. Jessica Jaynes also earned a "B-cut" with a 1:05.87 in third and Ann Barrington took sixth.

Barrington also took fourth in the 400 IM with a 4:39.41 and Auri Clark placed third in the 100 fly with a 58.40 and Melissa Norrish also placed fifth in the event. Ava Williams took fifth in the 200 free with a 1:57.41.
Both the men and the women had a relay team earn a second-place finish. The women started the day placing second in the 200 medley relay. Their time of 1:48.89 was just a quarter of a second behind the winners from Whitworth. The men ended the day with a provisional qualifying time of 6:51.50 in the 800 free relay to take second.

The Logger women moved past Pacific and up to fourth with 303 points but Whitworth extended its lead in a chase to reclaim the title. The Loggers trail Pacific Lutheran by just one half of a point. The Logger men remained in fourth and Whitworth extended its lead out in front.

The NWC Championships conclude tomorrow with prelims starting at 10 a.m.