PORTLAND --- The George Fox men's and women's swim teams took on Lewis & Clark on Friday, as the Bruins dropped the Northwest Conference meet on both sides.
The women's team scored 53 points to the Pioneers' 147, while the men recorded 45 points to the Pios' 134.
Of the 22 events, the Bruins competed in 17 events with multiple top finishes. Olivia Gibson grabbed the Bruins' first top finish in the women's 200-yard freestyle, placing second out of the eight swimmers with a time of 2:04.86. Grace Ferguson placed fourth in that same event with a time of 2:10.87. Gibson came up big later on in the meet in the women's 200-yard backstroke, as she gave the Bruins four more points in second. She finished with a time of 2:19.55.
Aspen Monkhouse won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.13. This marks the third straight meet Monkhouse has claimed the top spot (Whitworth, Whitman). As for the men's 50-yard freestyle, Caleb Dean produced a time of 23.20 to take third out of five swimmers. Monkhouse also placed second in the women's 100-yard freestyle with a time of 55.61 – creating a new personal best.
Zach Johnson and Dean both recorded wins on the day, as Johnson grabbed the top spot in the men's 200-yard IM and Dean finished first in the men's 200-yard backstroke. Johnson recorded a time of 2:09.71, while Dean clocked in at 2:05.02.
The Bruins finished the meet taking second in both the women's 400-yard freestyle relay and the men's 400-yard freestyle relay.
What Comes Next:
The Bruins will host their first-ever Northwest Conference meet Saturday, Nov. 17, at 1 pm. The first 100 students will receive a limited edition Bruin Swim T-Shirt.