PARKLAND, Wash. – The Whitworth men won the first eight events of the night to come away with a 121-84 win at Pacific Lutheran in a Northwest Conference swimming dual meet on Friday night, but the PLU women also won eight events to defeat the Pirates 136-69.
Whitworth's men opened the night by winning the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:35.92. Patrick Wilber led off in the backstroke leg, Blake James swam breaststroke, Eben Schumann did butterfly and Owen Lempert finished off in the freestyle.
It was a big night for Lempert, who also won two individual events. Lempert sprinted to a win in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.38. He then won the 100-yard freestyle in 48.65.
Schumann, competing in his first meet of the year for the Pirates, won the 100-yard butterfly in 52.51. Wilber earned a win in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 51.81.
The most exciting event of the night for the Pirate men might've been the 1,000-yard freestyle where Keenan Robinson touched out teammate Jacob Brook. Robinson finished in 10:06.15 while Brook posted a time of 10:06.78.
Whitworth will complete its trip to the west side with a dual meet at Puget Sound on Saturday afternoon.