Going against the current: Loggers put up good fight during weekend dual swim
It was an eventful weekend for the Logger swim team. On Jan. 28, the Loggers headed East to face Whitworth and Whitman in a double dual. The women’s team has been undefeated all season and the men’s team received their first loss of the season the previous weekend against cross-town rivals Pacific Lutheran. This weekend, both Logger teams fought hard against Whitworth and Whitman, but sadly lost their respective meets.
Freshman Melissa Norrish (Denver, Colo.) led the Logger women with wins in the 200 fly and 100 fly. Norrish gave the Loggers big points by defeating every opponent from both Whitworth and Whitman in those specific races. She also took third in the 200 free beating all Whitman swimmers.
Seniors Kenzie Kitson (Durango, Colo.) and Tracy Wormwood (Elk River, Minn.) also won their individual races in the 100 back and 200 breast. Even with great numbers from their multiple wins, the Logger women lost 83-39 against Whitworth and barely lost against Whitman with a score of 68-54.
The men’s team battled hard against both schools, but suffered a loss of 82-40 against Whitworth and 76-45 against Whitman. Senior Adam Ganz took the 100 free and took first-place points against Whitman in the 50 free. Other members of the men’s Logger swim team who contributed were junior Jere Jeremikj (Skopje, Macedonia) and sophomores Derek Frenzel (Moscow, Idaho) and Teale Kitson (Durango, Colo.).
Jeremikj received second overall, and placed first against Whitworth in the 200 free and 100 fly. Frenzel also earned first place in the 200 fly. Kitson placed second overall in the dual but earned first place points in the 100 back and 200 back against Whitman.
Sadly this losing dual was the last conference meet for the Loggers. They will be hosting the NWC Championships at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington. The championship will begin on Feb. 10 and end on Feb. 12. Go support the Logger swim team.