SPOKANE --- The George Fox men and women's swim team hit the pool Friday night to take on Whitworth University in the Northwest Conference dual meet opener.
The Pirates came away with a pair of victories, grabbing a 173-22 final score on the men's side and a 152-49 victory on the women's side. The Pirate men won the NWC Championship last year and are picked to repeat the title, according to the preseason NWC coaches' poll.
"We knew it was going to be some really hard swims to start the season, but I was impressed with how we continued to push through the meet," said head coach Natalie Turner.
Aspen Monkhouse shined for the Bruins, winning the women's 50-yard free with a time of 24.90. She also won the women's 100-yard free with a time of 55.95. Chloe Weber also had a solid race in the women's 1000-yard free, taking third with a time of 12:10.25. Grace Ferguson placed third in the women's 500-yard free and posted a time of 6:02.21. Geuel Christian Villacrusis recorded three points for the Bruins in the men's 50-yard free with a time of 23.74.
"I'm really happy with the first meet and the opportunity for our swimmers to get a chance to race against the fastest swimmers this early in the conference," added Turner.
What Comes Next:
The Bruins will make the short drive to Whitman Saturday night to complete the Washington road trip. The dual meet is scheduled for 1 p.m.