Loggers send seniors out on top

Loggers send seniors out on top

TACOMA, Washington – Soon after honoring Logger seniors, the Puget Sound men's and women's swim teams both dominated Northwest Conference home duals against Willamette in Wallace Pool Saturday afternoon. The Puget Sound women topped the Bearcats, 137-67, and the Logger men beat Willamette by a score of 143-60.


Minutes before the start of the meet, Puget Sound celebrated each of its 11 senior swimmers: Genevieve CagigasIan ConeryAllison HoopsConnor King, Kristian Kotchik, Emma StatonAustin StiverAza VerhoevenPatrick Wigger, and Aaron Zevenbergen.

Zevenbergen and Conery helped to lead the men's 200-yard medley relay to victory, as the Loggers timed in at 1:43.52. Individually, Conery won the 100 breaststroke (1:01.41), and he placed second in the 100 freestyle (50.47). King placed third in the 100 backtroke (1:02.12) and third in the 400 IM (4:44.73).

In addition to two relay wins, Zevenbergen was second in the 100 butterfly (54.09). Wigger earned third place in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.48).

In women's races, Verhoeven won the 100 backstroke (1:01.71), and Hoops placed in the in the 200 freestyle (2:08.57). Stiver also earned a second-place finish for the Loggers, touching the wall in 1:12.68 in the 100 breaststroke. That same event was Cagigas' lone event, and she placed fifth with a time of 1:17.58.

Kotchik took third in the 100 butterfly (1:03.36) and fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:17.53).

Staton was on the victorious 200 freestyle relay team (1:45.23) with Calista Skog, Maddie Kriz, and Kelli Callahan

The Loggers next head to Parkland, Washington, for a conference dual at Pacific Lutheran, Jan. 26.