NEWBERG --- The George Fox men and women's swim team checked off its first milestone Saturday afternoon, as the Bruins grabbed their first-ever dual meet victory over Pacific University.
On the final home meet of the 2018-19 season, the Bruins beat the Boxers, 198-159. The men's team won 106-59, while the women's team was nearly edged 100-92. George Fox grabbed 12 event wins out of the total 22 events on the day.
Noah Burlingame, Drew Johnson, Zach Johnson, and Caleb Dean helped the Bruins start strong on the men's side with a first-place finish in the men's 200-yard medley relay. They finished with a time of 1:41.20. Geuel Christian Villacrusis won the men's 1,650-yard free with a time of 19:08.95. D. Johnson grabbed a win in the men's 200-yard free after posting a time of 1:49.20. Burlingame was right behind Johnson in second place with a time of 1:59.54. D. Johnson recorded his second individual win on the day in the men's 100-yard free, posting a time of 50.25.
Dean won the men's 100-yard butterfly with a time of 54.52, while Z. Johnson was right behind him in second with a time of 55.75. Dean continued his prolific day with his second win in the men's 500-yard freestyle. He finished with a time of 5:00.28.
Burlingame pulled off a huge win in the men's 100-yard backstroke with a time of 58.73. He beat out Pacific's Aukai Kea, who posted a time of 58.74.
The men's team closed out the meet with a 1-2 punch in the men's 100-yard breaststroke. Z. Johnson won the event with a time of 1:04.43, while Justin Delfin came in second with a time of 1:17.57.
On the women's side, Gabrielle Wood, Grace Ferguson, and Madeline Angerame went 1-2-3 in the women's 200-yard freestyle, respectively. Wood won the event with a time of 2:03.61. Aspen Monkhouse kept her season perfect in the women's 50-yard freestyle, recording the fastest time of 24.04. Ferguson won the women's 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:38.39. The women's team closed out the meet with a victory in the women's 200-yard freestyle relay, as Olivia Gibson, Wood, Ferguson and Monkhouse recorded a time of 1:44.71.
What Comes Next:
The Bruins now look to the postseason as they take on the NWC Championships in Federal Way, Washington, on Feb. 7-10.