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 Cagigas, Ian Conery, Allison Hoops, Connor King, Kristian Kotchik, Emma Staton, Austin Stiver, Aza Verhoeven, Patrick 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).
The Loggers next head to Parkland, Washington, for a conference dual at Pacific Lutheran, Jan. 26.