PORTLAND, Ore. – Linfield and Lewis & Clark split a Northwest Conference dual meet Friday night at the Zehntbauer Swimming Pavilion on the L&C campus. The Linfield men pulled ahead of Lewis & Clark for a 109-90 victory, but the Pioneer women topped their Wildcat counterparts by a 116-89 margin.
Linfield’s 200-yard freestyle relay foursome of Megan Sandall (Sr., Bellevue, Wash.), Nikki Overton (Fr., Gresham, Ore.), Elizabeth Fry (Fr., Bellevue, Idaho) and Kelcie Kimura (Soph., Honolulu, Hawaii) took top honors in 1:44.18. The Pioneers’ 200 freestyle relay, comprised of Sofia Koutzoukis, Taylor Coiner, Genevieve Emerson and Monica Castro, were close behind in 1:47.05. Overton squeaked out a narrow victory in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 18:30.88 over Lewis & Clark’s Lesley Pfeiffer, who finished in 18:31.56.
Kelcie Kimura (Soph., Honolulu, Hawaii) prevented the Pioneers from sweeping the top three spots in the 100 freestyle by taking the top spot with a time of 55.85. Pioneers Hannah Frank and Sofia Koutzoukis finished in 56.18 and 56.21, respectively.
In the 200 freestyle, Pioneer Sofia Koutzoukis (2:02.36) pulled ahead of Wildcat Megan Sandall (Sr., Bellevue, Wash.) (2:03.22) for the win.
Linfield freshman Elizabeth Fry (Fr., Bellevue, Idaho) and fellow Wildcat Megan Sandall (Sr., Bellevue, Wash.) waged a tight battle in the 500 freestyle. The two ‘Cats took the top two spots with times of 5:29.20 and 5:30.06. Third place went to L&C’s Lesley Pfeiffer, who clocked 5:36.03.
Lewis & Clark’s Ali Brauer (1:10.69), Heather Markham (1:11.64), and Katy Yeh (1:11.81) swept the top three spots in the 100 breaststroke.
On the men’s side, Ian White (Fr., Kailua, Hawaii), Sean Iwamasa (Sr., Mililani, Hawaii), Ian Coker (Soph., Colorado Springs, Colo.), and Lee Rivers (Jr., Renton, Wash.) edged Lewis & Clark’s 200 freestyle relay squad of Jacob Gigliotti, Josh Spegman, Hunter Cain and Evan Damon in just under 10 seconds, 1:34.58 to 1:44.28.
Linfield veteran Lee Rivers (Jr., Renton, Wash.) won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:49.37, followed by L&C’s Luke Engstrand, who finished in 2:03.08. Rivers (4:58.76) also took first in the 500 freestyle. Second place went to Pioneer Trevor Schapiro (5:08.06). Linfield’s Ian Coker (Soph., Colorado Springs, Colo.) took third in 5:08.06.
Iwamasa (23.36) finished the 50 freestyle a full minute ahead of competitor River Pose (24.35) of Lewis & Clark.
Ian White (Fr., Kailua, Hawaii) finished the 100 backstroke a little over three seconds ahead of Lewis & Clark’s Poze with respective times of 56.61 and 1:00.12. White also prevailed in the 400 IM, winning in 4:31.16, a full nine seconds in front of runner-up Josh Spegman of L&C.
Linfield’s Chris Purdy (Soph., Sublimity, Ore.) took second place in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:03.61. Tyler Moody of L&C edged Purdy with a time of 1:02.32.
NEXT: Linfield hosts Pacific Lutheran Saturday at 1 pm. Next week, the Wildcats welcome Willamette to the Linfield Aquatics Center Saturday at 1 p.m., mark the final dual meet prior to the 2013 Northwest Conference Championships.
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