SPOKANE, Wash. – The Whitworth men and women each won 10 of 11 events to roll past visiting Linfield in a Northwest Conference swimming dual meet on Friday night at the Megan E. Thompson Aquatic Center.
In a matchup of the top two teams from the 2019 NWC Swimming Championships last February, the Pirate men defeated the Wildcats 138-67. Whitworth's women were nearly as dominant, winning by a score of 135-70.
The race of the men's meet came in the 200-yard freestyle when Whitworth's Finn McClone chased down Linfield's Noah Cutting to edge the All-American 1:46.01 – 1:46.09. McClone also won the 100-yard freestyle in 48.65.
Connor Florey swept the distance freestyle events for the Pirates, winning the 1,650 in 16:45.90 and the 500 in 4:54.71.
Owen Lempert anchored the Bucs' winning 200-yard medley relay to a time of 1:36.85. He then took first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.52.
Linfield won the men's 200-yard freestyle relay to conclude the meet, edging the Pirates 1:28.16 – 1:28.52.
Hoff and Siegler were part of the winning 200 medley relay (1:51.79). Hoff went on to sweep the 200 freestyle (2:03.00) and 100 freestyle (55.95). Siegler sprinted to victory in the 50 freestyle (25.43) and also won the 100 breaststroke (1:09.08).
Lyon earned the distance sweep, winning the mile in 18:32.98 and the 500 in 5:25.35. She was on the Pirates' winning 200 freestyle relay (1:43.63) as well.
Linfield got its only women's victory in the 400 I.M. by Claudia Velie (4:54.08).
Whitworth will be back in action on Saturday against Willamette University.