November 9, 2013

Whitworth's Men Win All 11 Events at Linfield

McMinnville, Ore –The Whitworth men's swimming team won all 11 events in its dual meet at Linfield College on Saturday, claiming a 155-46 win over the Wildcats.  The Pirate women won nine of the 11 events to defeat the hosts 128.5 – 75.5.

Kyle Wicks and Brandon Smith each won two individual events for the Pirate men, who improved to 2-0 in dual meets.  Wicks sprinted to a 22.18 win in the 50-yard freestyle, then led a 1-2-3 Whitworth sweep in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.62.  Smith led a 1-2-3 Pirate sweep in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a winning time of 16:57.06.  Whitworth also went 1-2-3 in the 500-yard freestyle, led by Smith's time of 4:58.50.

Wes Tatum won the 100-yard butterfly in 53.19, while Jordan Fish won the 100-yard backstroke in 55.80.  Both joined Wicks on the winning 200-yard medley relay to open the men's meet.

Tatum anchored the closing 200-yard free relay in a winning time of 1:29.64.  Matt Brody, who won the 100 freestyle in 50.19, was also on the final relay.

Samantha Smith and Bridget Louis each won twice for the Pirate women (2-0 in dual meets).  Smith won both the 100 butterfly (1:00.15) and 100 breaststroke (1:09.65).  Louis took the 1,650 freestyle in 18:24.56 and the 400-yard individual medley in 4:51.53. 

Alisa Stang won the 50 freestyle (25.62) and Jackie Beal won the 100 backstroke (1:01.18).  Both joined Smith on the winning 200 medley relay (1:53.48).

Stang and Beal were also on the final 200 Free Relay, which won in 1:43.20.  Kori Carpenter, who won the 200 freestyle in 2:01.36, was also on the last relay.

Whitworth returns home to host Pacific University next Friday in the first home dual meet of the 2013-14 season.

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