Feb 10, 2019

Bruin Men And Women Place Eighth At NWC Swim Championships

A Winning Tradition

FEDERAL WAY --- The George Fox men and women's swim team capped off the final day of the Northwest Conference Swim Championships on Sunday, as both teams came away with an eighth-place finish.

Recap:

The men's team finished with a team total of 241.5 points to finish just behind Willamette, who placed seventh. Whitworth grabbed the men's team title with 665.5 points, while Linfield finished second with 481 points. Puget Sound finished in third (405), Whitman placed fourth (385), Lewis & Clark finished fifth (338), and Pacific Lutheran placed sixth (323).

The women's team also finished behind Willamette in eighth with 208 points. Willamette edged the Bruins for seventh with 239 points. Whitman College came from behind and grabbed the women's team title with 559 points to edge second-place Linfield with 521 points. The Whitworth women's team finished third (494), Pacific Lutheran placed fourth (444), Puget Sound finished fifth (371), and Lewis & Clark finished sixth (344).

Drew Johnson led the men's team with a second-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke to earn All-NWC first-team. He recorded a time of 2:07.12. Caleb Dean grabbed a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke to earn All-NWC second-team. He recorded a time of 1:55.49.

On the women's side, Aspen Monkhouse placed second in the 100-yard freestyle to earn her second All-NWC first-team honor. Monkhouse recorded a time of 53.05. Olivia Gibson wasn't too far behind her teammate in sixth to earn All-NWC second-team.

What Comes Next:

Monkhouse will wait and see if her 50-yard freestyle time will hold on and earn her a spot at the NCAA Nationals on March 20 in Greensboro, N.C.