Seattle U Leads at Halfway Point

Seattle U Leads at Halfway Point

SPOKANE, Wash. – Whitworth's Jamie Siegler and Ryan Grady won two individual events apiece, but visiting Seattle University leads after the first day of a two-day swimming dual meet at the Whitworth Aquatic Center.

The Redhawk women lead the Pirates 123-82 while Seattle's men hold a 118-86 advantage over the Pirates halfway through the meet.  The teams will complete the dual on Saturday, beginning at 11:00 am.

Siegler posted a lifetime best time while winning the 50-yard freestyle in 24.71.  She added a victory in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:08.31.  Hannah Galbraith, Emma Boles and Eve Vetter joined Siegler on the victorious 200-yard medley relay (1:51.71) in the meet's opening event.

Vetter added a win for the Pirates in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 57.13 after Seattle's Julia Gorman was disqualified for a false start.  Galbraith took first place in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.38.

Grady led from the start of the 400-yard individual medley, posting a final time of 4:12.62. He then sprinted to a winning time of 58.67 in the 100 breaststroke.  Byron Rossmiller, Eben Schumann and Owen Lempert joined Grady on the winning 200 medley relay with a time of 1:35.74.

Lempert dashed to a win in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.53.  Logan Todd came from behind to win the 500-yard freestyle in 4:54.46.

Mitchell Crossen was the only Redhawk to win twice on Friday night.  He took first in the 200-yard freestyle (1:45.34) and 100-yard freestyle (47.76).