GREENSBORO, N.C. - Six Northwest Conference student-athletes competed in the opening session of the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships at Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Whitworth's Ryan Grady (Gig Harbor, Wash.) swam the 500-yard freestyle preliminary round in 4:33.66 to finish 23rd, while teammate Eben Schumann (Mukilteo, Wash.) finished 44th in 50-yard freestyle prelims with a 21.10 mark, tying Bowdoin's Theodore Mebust.
Shumann is back in the pool tomorrow with Linfield's Noah Cutting (Salem, Ore.) to race in the men's 100-yard butterfly.
George Fox's Aspen Monkhouse (Port Orchard, Wash.) led the NWC pack in the 50-yard freestyle preliminaries, finishing 24th with a time of 23.68. Whitworth's Jamie Siegler (Littleton, Colo.) came in 49th with a 24.15 time, followed by Linfield's Vianka Hoyer (Coos Bay, Ore.) with a time of 28.58, good for a 58th-place finish.
Puget Sound's Kelli Callahan (Aspen, Colo.) swam to a 29th-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley prelims with a 2:06.97 mark.
Callahan competes in 400-yard individual medley and 200-yard freestyle on Thursday. Hoyer and Pacific Lutheran's Kaycee Simpson will compete in the 100-yard butterfly.
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