Bearcats Beat Boxers in Swim Meet; UPS Sweeps Dual Meets Versus Bearcats and Boxers

SALEM, OR — The University of Puget Sound Loggers won dual meets against both the Willamette University Bearcats while the Bearcats defeated the Boxers in a double dual meet at Sparks Pool Monday afternoon.

On the women’s side, UPS defeated Willamette 110-83 and beat the Boxers 132-52. Willamette’s women’s team beat Pacific 117-67.

On the men’s side, UPS beat the Bearcats 130-43 and the Boxers 132-21. Willamette beat Pacific 90-22.

For the Bearcats, Shannon Gima was the top female swimmer, posting a victory in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:03.53. Gima also swam on the Bearcats two relay teams. The medley relay squad of Gima, Jessica Lee, Bridget Sutherland and Chelsea Hollingsworth won in a time of 2:01.99.

The 200 freestyle relay team also won for the women. Gima, Hollingsworth and Lee teamed with Alice Pederson for the victory in 1:49.50.

For UPS, the women were led by Jane Kestner with three first place finishes in the 200 freestyle (2:04.61), the 100 butterfly (1:03.71) and the 500 freestyle (5:26.25). Leesa Cotton also posted two wins for the Loggers, taking first place in the 50 freestyle (26.12) and the 100 free (55.99).

On the men’s side, Kei Otawa continued his strong swimming, winning the 50 freestyle in 21.87. He also finished second in the 100 fly (56.12).

Pacific’s Evan Shute, the only Boxer male swimmer at the race, won the 400 IM (4:30.41) and the100 freestyle (51.01) to record all of the Boxer’s points.

The Logger’s were led by Bret Schluederberg who won both the 100 butterfly (55.62) and the 200 free (1:53.03).