- 12 All-NWC Athletes
- One NCAA Nationals Individual Appearance
A Winning Tradition
NEWBERG --- The George Fox women's swim team earned its first dual victory of the 2019-20 season, defeating Lewis & Clark 103-100 on Saturday evening. The Bruin men took home a handful of individual victories and a few personal bests but ultimately fell to the Pioneers, 123-76, at Chehalem Aquatic Center.
Junior Aspen Monkhouse continued to impress in her second season as a Bruin, scoring a total 18 points in a pair of individual first-place finishes while anchoring the victorious 200-yard medley relay team for 11 more points. Her time of 24.77 in the 50-yard freestyle was .01 seconds off her season-best before she posted a mark of 57.54 in the 100-yard freestyle.
Both of the women's 200-yard medley teams bested their opponent's, with the first-place team of Madeline Angerame, Annabelle Hynes, Jamie Zuckerman, and Monkhouse finishing almost five seconds ahead of the runner-up. The two teams combined for 15 points in the event with times of 1:58.31 and 2:04.06, respectively.
Olivia Gibson put forth another solid effort, totaling three first-place finishes. The sophomore's two individual victories included a time of 1:01.14 in the 100-yard butterfly and a mark of 1:02.24 in the 100-yard backstroke for a total of 18 points. Gibson teamed up with Gabrielle Smith, Gabrielle Wood, and Tessa Orozco to earn 11 points in a 200-yard freestyle medley win, turning in a time of 1:45.37.
Wood contributed another nine points with her triumph in the 200-yard freestyle after racing the event in 2:01.61. Orozco placed third in the same race after clocking a 2:08.94. Wood completed her outing with a second-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke while coming within two seconds of her personal best at 1:13.20.
On the men's side, Caleb Dean paced the pack with 18 individual points and combined with William Anderson, Elijah Dapkus, and Jason Levi Gibson to earn 11 points in a 200-yard medley relay triumph (1:42.52). The senior also took home two individual victories in the 100-yard backstroke (55.22) and 200-yard freestyle (1:48.42). His mark in the 100 back fell just .2 seconds short of his career-best.
Gibson built on his successful debut season while adding nine points to the men's total with a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (22.29). His showing of 49.56 in the 100-yard freestyle best his previous best time set earlier this month.
Bartoo contributed 11 points of his own with two runner-ups and a third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (1:56.10). The freshman set a new personal best pf 1:05.91 in the 100-yard breaststroke before posting a 4:33.91 in the 400-yard IM.
Dapkus rounded out the Bruins' top finishers with a new personal best in the 100-yard butterfly after completing the event in 55.48.
What Happens Next
The Bruins face a quick turnaround when they travel to Parkland, Wash. Tomorrow to take on Pacific Lutheran in an NWC matchup. The dual is set to begin at 1:00 p.m.