NWC Swimming Student-Athlete of the Week for January 9-15
Clark continued her record-setting year by winning all six individual events, becoming the first woman swimmer in Pacific history to break the 2-minute barrier in the 200 Freestyle (1:59.99 vs. PLU). Making the record even more impressive, Clark had swum the 1000 Free in the previous event, winning in 11:04.28 for a rare double. On Friday vs. Puget Sound, Clark broke 18-minutes in the 1650 Yard Freestyle (17:58.68) for the second time this season, while also winning the 100 and 500 Free at the same meet. The only NWC swimmer to swim a sub-18 in the mile this year, Clark has set Pacific records in the 200, 500, 1000 and 1650 Freestyle events this season.
Erin Parkinson (Willamette, So. – Everson, Wash./Ferndale HS)
Melissa Norrish (Puget Sound, Fr. – Denver, Colo./Regis Jesuit HS)
Toni Castillo (Pacific Lutheran, Fr. – Sunnyside, Wash./Sunnyside HS)
Abby Pavelko (Whitworth, Jr. – Wixom, Mich./Biology)
Helen Jenne (Whitman, Jr. – Shoreline, Wash./Shorecrest HS)