Oct 25, 2019

Bruins Finish Third In Spokane To Open Second Season

A Winning Tradition

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

SPOKANE --- The George Fox swim program opened its second season with a trip north to take part in the NWC Relays hosted by Whitworth on Friday, Oct. 25, and finished in third place in the men's, women's, and combined team events.


The Bruins competed in 12 of the 13 events throughout the meet, with the one exception being the men's 300 yard backstroke.

The Bruins put at least two teams in the field for most of the events and recorded several finishes in the top three.

In the women's 300 yard butterfly, the Bruins came in third with time of 3:19.42 after strong performances from Kenzie Machutta, Olivia Gibson, and Tessa Orozco. The men's side of the same event finished in second with a time of 2:55.50 with a team made of Austin Burdick, Caleb Dean, and Elijah Dapkus.

The women finished second in the 300 yard breaststroke relay after Annabelle Hynes, Gabby Wood, and Kiera Bae combined for a time of 3:52.28. The men also performed well in the same event as Hunter Bartoo, Levi Gibson, and William Anderson finished second with a time of 3:15.64.

The mixed 200 yard freestyle brought a second-place finish for a team of Orozco, Burdick, Dapkus, and Aspen Monkhouse after they swam a 1:40.96 as a team with Dapkus on the anchor leg.

Jamie Zuckerman, Olivia Gibson, Chloe Weber, and Wood came in third in the 500 yard freestyle after swimming a 5:01.5. The men also finished third with a time of 4:36.19 after putting Geuel Christian Villacrusis, Dean, Levi Gibson, and Bartoo in the pool for the event.

The Bruins also finished third in both the mixed 400 yard freestyle and in the men's 300 yard medley relay.

As a team, the Bruins tallied 100 points in the combined events, 40 in the men's events, and 36 in the women's events.

What Happens Next

The Bruins will compete at Whitworth again on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 11:00 am as part of the NWC Sprint Pentathlon.