Callahan, Kolb, and Skog stand out during Logger Invitational

Callahan, Kolb, and Skog stand out during Logger Invitational

TACOMA, Washington – Following three days and 36 total events in Wallace Pool, the Puget Sound men's swim team finished fourth and the Logger women placed fifth in the Logger Invitational, which concluded Sunday. There were eight men's teams and eight women's teams, in all.


The Logger women got off to a strong start in the first event of the weekend, placing second out of 16 teams in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:48.92. Aza Verhoeven, Kelli Callahan, Calista Skog, and Erin Jenkins competed for Puget Sound. The women's 800-freestyle relay team comprised of Callahan, Maddie Kriz, Jenkins, and Skog placed third out of 14 teams (7:58.54).

Individually, Callahan won the women's 200-IM with a time of 2:08.15. Callahan also won the 400-IM by timing in at 4:31.02. She placed third in the  200-butterfly with a time of 2:11.58, and she was second in the 200-butterfly (2:13.01). 

Skog earned a couple of top-three finishes, including first in the 50-freestyle (24.47), and third in the 100-freestyle (53.11). Verhoeven was fourth in the 200-backstroke (2:10.28), and she placed third in the 100-backstroke. 

The men's 800-freestyle relay team had a strong performance by placing fourth out of 14 teams. Brett Kolb, Eli Champagne, Ian Conery, and Eric Markewitz timed in at 7:14.04.

Champagne was fourth out of 21 men's swimmers in the 200-butterfly (1:58.58), and he was fourth in the 100-butterfly (52.08). Dylan Reimers took second in the men's 200-backstroke (1:58.07), and he was third in the 200-freestyle (1:45.43).

Kolb was third in the 500-freestyle by touching the wall in 4:41.17, and fourth in the 1,650-freestyle (16:24.08).

The Loggers' next competition is in 2019 for a non-conference dual at Whittier, Jan. 8.