TACOMA, Wash. – The Puget Sound swim clubs swept the relays and won 23 of 28 events to earn a dual-meet victory over Linfield on both the men’s and women’s sides Saturday evening at Wallace Pool.
The Logger men topped the Wildcats 164-97, while the UPS women defeated their Linfield counterparts 180-78.
Seth Ruwitch was the only multiple-event winner for the visiting Wildcats, taking first in both the 100-meter breaststroke (1;12.30) and the 200 breaststroke (2:24.16). He also placed second in the 400 individual medley with a time of 5 minutes, 13.72 seconds.
Finishing right behind Ruwitch in both breaststroke events was newcomer Chris Purdy (Sr., Stayton, Ore.). He finished second in both the 100 breaststroke (1:14.05) and the 200 breaststroke (2:49.38).
Other second-place efforts came from Miles Phillips, who placed second in the 200 freestyle (2:9.49) and Lee Rivers (Sr., Renton, Wash.), who competed in the 800 freestyle (9:03.37), 100 backstroke (1:05.40) and 200 backstroke (2:19.88).
On the women’s side, two Wildcats placed first in their respective events: Natalie Groat and Kelcie Kimura (Jr., Honolulu, Hawaii).
Groat took first in the 200-meter freestyle (2:19.67) and Kimura was the fastest to finish the 50 freestyle race in a time of 29.62 seconds.
Maggie May (Jr., Aberdeen, Wash.) contributed to the Linfield cause with a second-place showing in the 100 butterfly (1:13.92).
For the hometown Loggers, Teale Kitson and Derek Frenzel each won three events for the UPS men, and Kenzie Kitson won a pair on the women’s side.
NEXT: The Wildcats host the Northwest Invitational Friday and Saturday.
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