November 10, 2012

Whitworth Teams Lap Lewis & Clark

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Whitworth men won all 11 events on the way to a 161-33 dual meet victory at Lewis & Clark on Saturday afternoon.  The Pirate women broke away from a 37-37 tie halfway through the meet to win 128-76.

For the second time this season the Whitworth men showed superior depth when nine different Pirates won each of the nine individual events.  Callum McIntosh had a strong victory in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 48.96, while Korey Kinney followed with a win in the 200-yard backstroke (2:03.26).  Lucas Lin led a 1-2-3 Whitworth finish in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.67.  The Bucs also went 1-2-3 in the 200-yard individual medley and the 200-yard breaststroke.

Whitworth's men won the opening 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:39.78 and took the meet-ending 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:19.88.

After the first four women's events, Whitworth and Lewis & Clark were tied 37-37.  But the Pirates won six of the final seven races to claim the dual meet.  Alisa Stang was the only double-winner for Whitworth after claiming both the 200-yard freestyle (2:01.21) and the 100 freestyle (56.07).  Samantha Smith posted the NWC's fastest time in the 200-yard butterfly so far this season while winning in 2:15.19.

The Pirate women opened the meet with a win in the 400 medley relay (4:09.78) and closed it with a win in the 400 free relay (3:46.02).

Both the Whitworth men and women improved to 4-0 overall and 4-0 in NWC dual meets this season.  The Pirates step away from dual meet competition for the Northwest Invitational on November 17th at Whitman College.

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