Seattle U Sweeps Whitworth in Swimming

SEATTLE, Wash. – Whitworth competed well in a swimming dual meet at Seattle University on Saturday afternoon, but as expected the Pirates fell to the NCAA Division I Redhawks in both halves of the competition.

The SU women won 149-109 and the men won 170-87.

Whitworth's women were led by Kate Duvall and Nicole Lecoq who traded 1-2 finishes in the two backstroke races.  Duvall won the 200 backstroke in 2:11.19, followed by Lecoq in 2:12.93.  Lecoq was the winner in the 100 back (1:01.08) and Duvall was right behind in 1:01.13.  Those were the Pirates' only wins in the meet, other than the final two events after the Redhawks turned all of their entries into exhibition swims.

Abby Pavelko posted a pair of second place finishes in the 1,000 freestyle (11:00.77) and 500 Freestyle (5:24.52).  Kori Carpenter finished second in the 200 free (1:57.87) and third in both the 100 freestyle (55.54) and 100 butterfly (1:00.94).

Brandon Smith was the only individual winner for the Whitworth men, pulling out first place in the 1,000 freestyle (9:55.44). 

Aaron Vaccaro was second in the 50 freestyle (22.14) and third in the 100 butterfly (52.79).   Kyle Wicks was runner-up in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.43) while Mitchell Beck posted a pair of strong third-place finishes in the 200 freestyle (1:47.22) and 500 freestyle (4:53.88).

Whitworth will return to action next weekend when the Pirates compete in a pair of important Northwest Conference dual meets at Puget Sound (Friday) and Pacific Lutheran (Saturday).

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