TACOMA, Washington – This weekend marks the final tune up before the Northwest Conference Championships, as the Puget Sound men's and women's swim teams head to Parkland, Washington for a dual at Pacific Lutheran Saturday, Jan. 26, at 1 p.m.
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Both Logger teams defeated George Fox (Jan. 18) and Willamette (Jan. 19) during the final home duals of the season. Prior to the start of races against Willamette, Puget Sound honored its 11 senior swimmers: Genevieve Cagigas, Ian Conery, Allison Hoops, Connor King, Kristian Kotchik, Emma Staton, Austin Stiver, Aza Verhoeven, Patrick Wigger, and Aaron Zevenbergen.
The Logger and Lute women are separated by just one result in the NWC standings. PLU's 6-1 NWC record is tied with Whitman for first place, and the Loggers are tied with both Whitworth and Linfield at 5-2. The Puget Sound men are 4-3 in the NWC. They trail Whitman and PLU (both 5-2), Linfield (6-1), and Whitworth (7-0).
Skog going strong
Calista Skog won four individual events last weekend. Against George Fox, she won both the 200-yard IM (2:19.10) and the 100 freestyle (54.83). Against Willamette, Skog won the 50 freestyle (24.94) and the 100 butterfly (1:00.38).
Rhyme and reason
Dylan Reimers won six total individual events against George Fox and Willamette. Those events include the 1,000 freestyle (10:16.25), 200-IM (2:00.57), 500 freestyle (5:0017), 200 freestyle (1:48.54), 400-IM (4:21.98), and 100 backstroke (55.31).
Puget Sound hosts the NWC Championships, Feb. 7-10, in the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington. Last year, Kelli Callahan broke several NWC records and was named the NWC Women's Co-Swimmer of the Year. Dylan Reimers also won a couple of NWC crowns. As a team, the Logger women placed third overall and the men finished fifth.