Dec 02, 2018

Bruins Finish Second At Bruin Invite

A Winning Tradition

  • 12 All-NWC Athletes
  • One NCAA Nationals Individual Appearance

NEWBERG --- The George Fox men and women's swim teams closed out the final day of the Bruin Invite Sunday, as the Bruins finished the two-day tournament in second with 1,295 points.


The Bruins improved on the final day, as the women's team nearly caught Willamette with 825 team points. Willamette won the tournament with 866 points on the women's side and 1,036 on the men's side for 1,902 combined points.

The women's team kicked off the evening session with the women's 200-yard medley relay. The Bruin group of Olivia Gibson, Gabrielle Wood, Aspen Monkhouse, and Grace Ferguson placed second with a time of 1:57.35.

The men's team also placed second in the 200-yard medley relay, as Noah Burlingame, Geuel Christian Villacrusis, Zach Johnson and Caleb Dean finished with a time of 1:43.22.

Monkhouse impressed in the women's 50-yard freestyle, continuing her perfect season with a time of 24.18. Gibson wasn't far behind in second with a time of 26.01.

Joanna Zuckerman placed second in the women's 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:13.54, while Monkhouse and Wood went fourth and fifth, respectively.

Wood won the women's 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:03.66 to grab 20 points for the Bruins. Fergerson, Chloe Weber, and Madeline Angerame finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

The women's team closed out the final day winning the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:45.55. Monkhouse, Kaitlyn Brookes, Wood, and Gibson were on the winning team.

On the men's side, Dean shined for the Bruins yet again. He won the men's 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.41 and the men's 100-yard backstroke with a time of 53.11. Johnson also performed well with a second place finish in the men's 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:04.04.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will get back to Northwest Conference play at the start of the New Year with a dual meet against Willamette on Jan. 11. The meet will start at 6 pm.