Swim Teams Split at PLU

Swim Teams Split at PLU

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. 

Logan Streit took first place in the men's 200-yard freestyle in 1:48.55, while Byron Rossmiller gave Whitworth a win in the men's 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:16.63. 

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.

Just like the men, the Whitworth women finished 1-2 in the 1,000-yard freestyle.  Gabrielle Flock (11:17.82) pulled out a close victory over fellow Pirate Alexandra Maxwell-Bumann (11:18.09).

Megan Thompson earned a win in the women's 200 freestyle with a time of 1:58.06 and Hannah Galbraith took first in the 100 backstroke (58.61).

Whitworth will complete its trip to the west side with a dual meet at Puget Sound on Saturday afternoon.