FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – The Whitworth men continue to hold a heavy lead, while the Linfield women move into first at the conclusion of day three of the NWC Swimming Championships. The Pirates currently have 452.5 points, while the Wildcats have a narrow six-point lead over Whitman with 370 points.
Saturday evening kicked off with Puget Sound’s Kelli Callahan recording a select time of 4:26.70 in the women’s 400 individual medley to take first for the second year in a row. Whitman’s Bella White was just under six seconds behind Callahan with a 4:32.49 mark, while Linfield’s Kaedi Fry touched the wall in 4:38.21 to take third.
For the men, Whitworth’s Byron Rossmiller was the champion in the 400-yard individual medley with a 4:11.04 time, with Whitman’s Fisher Munro taking second with a 4:11.94, and Linfield’s Zachary Sherlock finishing in 4:16.28 to take third.
In a tight women’s 100-yard butterfly race, Pacific Lutheran’s Kaycee Simpson and Linfield’s Vianka Hoyer both recorded select times, with Simpson beating her 2018 Championship time with a 56.05, and Hoyer just .03 behind with a 56.08 mark. Lutes teammate Bailey Hamilton finished in third with a 57.85 time.
The men’s 100-yard butterfly came down to the wire with Linfield’s Noah Cutting taking first with a select time of 48.67, and Whitworth’s Eben Schumann just .09 behind with a select time of 48.76. Lewis & Clark’s Kyle Monteleone took third with a 50.90 finish.
Callahan recorded a B-time in the women’s 200-yard freestyle with a 1:52.33 mark, followed by Linfield’s Evette Dow in second with a 1:53.21, and Whitman’s Abbey Falley with a 1:54.69 finish.
Puget Sound had two swimmers finish in the top three of the men’s 200-yard freestyle, with Brett Kolb taking first with a 1:41.52 and Dylan Reimers finishing third with a 1:42.07. Whitworth’s Finn McClone finished in 1:41.61 to take second.
In a close women’s 100-yard breaststroke race, Whitworth’s Jamie Siegler set a new NWC all-time record with her select time 1:03.62 finish, edging Whitman’s Becca Hoffman’s 1:04.67 finish. Blues teammate Miranda Williams finished third with a 1:04.82 mark.
The Pirates led the men’s 100-yard breaststroke, with Ryan Grady finishing first with a B-time of 55.95 and teammate Owen Lempert taking third with a 57.12 mark. Linfield’s Trevor Gourley swam a 56.57 to take second.
Whitworth’s Hannah Galbraith and Whitman’s Mara Selznick both swam B-times in the women’s 100-yard backstroke to take first and second, respectively. Galbriath finished in 56.60 and Selznick just .08 behind in 56.68. Linfield’s Molli Hartzell finished third with a 57.77 mark.
Whitworth’s Byron Rossmiller was the champion in the men’s 100-yard backstroke with a 50.55 mark, followed by Linfield’s Daisuke Fitial with a 50.72 finish, and Pacific Lutheran’s Jacob Goodman with a 51.43 mark
The evening concluded with the Linfield women and Whitworth men swimming to a 200-yard freestyle relay first-place finish. The Wildcats swam a 1:36.95, while the Pirates recorded a 1:24.28 finish.
Team Results (at conclusion of day 3)
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