FOREST GROVE, Ore. – In the second-to-last tune-up before the Northwest Conference Championships, both Linfield swim clubs fell to their Pacific counterparts Saturday afternoon at the Forest Grove Aquatic Center.
The Boxer women crushed the Wildcats by a final margin of 136-69, while the Boxer men cruised to victory scoring 111 points to Linfield’s 94.
Kelcie Kimura (Soph., Honolulu, Hawaii) swam a season-best to claim second place in the 100-yard backstroke (1:06.41) and was a member of Linfield’s winning 200 medley relay team.
Also placing second in their respective events were Jami Kennedy in the 1,000 freestyle (season-best 12:34.00), Devin Pritchard (Soph., Portland, Ore.) in the 500 freestyle (5:55.87) and Brandi Halemano (Soph., Honolulu, Hawaii) in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.94).
Pacific was bolstered by the performances of Amanda Clark, Allison Clark and Katherine Porter, who won two events each. Allison Clark and Porter were also members of the Boxers’ victorious 200 freestyle relay team.
Lee Rivers (Jr., Renton, Wash.) again paced the Wildcat men, winning both of his individual events. He took first in the 200 freestyle (1:49.86) and swam a season-best time en route to victory in the 500 freestyle (5:04.26).
Swimming the 400 individual medley for the first time all season, Ian Coker (Soph., Colorado Springs, Colo.) took second (4:41.86) and was also runner-up in the 500 freestyle in a season-best time (5:16.45).
Marc Pereira represented Linfield in the shortest events, taking second in both the 50 freestyle (23.58) and the 100 freestyle (53.13).
Joel Cowley and Michael Hargitt were both double-event winners for the Boxers and swam on the winning 200 medley relay squad.
AHEAD: Linfield travels to Willamette for the regular-season finale Saturday afternoon. Action begins at 1 p.m.
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