November 16, 2013

Pirate Swimmers Sweep Past the Pioneers

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Whitworth University men won all 11 events on Saturday afternoon, six of them in 1-2-3 fashion, to defeat visiting Lewis & Clark 170-32 in a Northwest Conference swimming dual meet.  The Pirate women also won all 11 events and rolled to a 159-45 victory over the Pioneers.

Trevor Case was the only Whitworth man to win two individual events against L&C.  He won the 400-yard individual medley in a season-best time of 4:22.82, then posted another season best while winning the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.13).

Callum MacKintosh won only one individual event, but he was also part of both winning relays.  He won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:49.09.  He also had anchored the winning 200 medley relay to a winning time of 1:38.51 and led off the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:29.90).

Wes Tatum swam butterfly on the medley relay, then won the 100-yard butterfly in 53.62.  Similarly, Anthony Fish was the backstroker on the medley relay, then won the 100-yard backstroke in 55.87.  Finally, Matt Brody sprinted to a win in the 50-yard freestyle (22.54) before competing on the final 200 free relay.

Bridget Louis went 2,550 yards to earn three individual victories for the Whitworth women on Saturday.  She took the 1,650-yard freestyle in 18:26.96.  Then only 30 minutes later she won the 400 I.M. in 4:51.55.  Finally, she won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:27.40.

Samantha Smith had impressive wins in both the 100 butterfly (58.79) and the 100 breaststroke (1:08.46). 

Jackie Beal, Jerusha Dressel and Alisa Stang joined Smith on the 200 medley relay, which posted a very fast winning time of 1:51.50. 

Stang went on to win the 200 Free in 1:59.27, while Beal would win the 100 backstroke in 1:00.41.  Both were also on the winning 200 Free Relay (1:42.55).

Whitworth will not compete again until Dec. 6-8 when the Pirates race at the Husky Invitational in Federal Way, Washington.

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