NORTHWEST CONFERENCE – MEN AND WOMEN
- Dates: Thursday, February 13-Sunday, February 16, 2020
- Location: King County Aquatic Center – Federal Way, WA
- Host: Lewis & Clark
- Defending Champion: Whitworth men (2x); Whitman women (2x)
- Live Results: Available here
- Championship Central
Courtesy: Whitworth Athletics
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – The Whitworth swimming teams have both taken an early lead at the 2020 Northwest Conference swimming championships thanks to a pair of victories in the 200-yard medley relay.
The Pirate men won the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:31.52, 1.7 seconds ahead of runner-up Pacific Lutheran. Byron Rossmiller, Owen Lempert, Isaiah Ross and Finn McClone combined for the victory in a race that saw three schools disqualified for early relay exchanges.
Whitworth’s men ended the night with a second place finish in the 800-yard freestyle relay. Ross led off and McClone anchored, with Jake Davies and Ryan Burch in between. The quartet posted a time of 6:51.37, 2.5 seconds behind Linfield’s winning time of 6:48.84.
The men’s team scores through the first night are: Whitworth 74, Willamette 60, Whitman 58, Pacific Lutheran 56, George Fox 50, Pacific (Ore.) 46, Linfield 40, Puget Sound 32, Lewis & Clark 28.
The Pirate women also won the 200 medley relay in the meet’s first event. Hannah Galbraith, Jamie Siegler, Kaitlyn Wornath and Carly Hoff sprinted to a winning time of 1:46.00, finishing .93 seconds ahead of PLU.
The women’s team scores after the first night are: Whitworth 72, Whitman 70, Puget Sound 66, Pacific Lutheran 64, George Fox 54, Linfield 52, Lewis & Clark 48, Pacific (Ore.) 40, Willamette 24.
The meet continues on Friday morning with the championship’s first session of preliminary heats.