Bearcats Maintain Pace in NWC Swim Championships

SPOKANE, WA — The Willamette University women’s swim team held on to fourth place at the NWC championships as five different swimmers finished in the top 10 of their individual events.

On the men’s side, Avery Robinson and Kei Otawa both recorded second place finishes as the men slipped to fifth place in the overall standings. The meet concludes Sunday at Whitworth College.

Becca Fischer (1:09.51) and Kate Miller (1:11.52) finished third and fourth respectively in the 100 breast stroke for the women’s top finishes of the day. Fischer also finished sixth in the 400 IM with a time of 4:52.60.

Elise Tuttle was fifth in the 200 free with a time of 2:01.93. Bridget Sutherland (1:02.74)was sixth in the 100 fly. Shannon Gima was tenth in the 100 back in 1:04.89.

For the men, Robinson was second in the 100 fly in 53.82. Otawa’s second place finish came in the 100 breast stroke with a time of 1:00.68. Geoff Kruse finished tenth in the 200 free in 1:54.01.

Team scores are listed below:
Women's Team Scores: UPS 689, Whitworth 569, Whitman 372.5, Willamette 356.5, PLU 291,
Linfield 256, Lewis & Clark 162, Pacific 150.
Men's Team Scores: Whitworth 709, Linfield 495, UPS 430, PLU 355, Willamette 330, Whitman
245, Lewis & Clark 179, Pacific 166.