- 12 All-NWC Athletes
- One NCAA Nationals Individual Appearance
A Winning Tradition
FOREST GROVE --- The Bruins picked up their first dual meet win of the season after the men's and women's teams defeated the Boxers by a combined total of 286-74 in two dominant victories against Pacific (Ore.).
The Bruins' sweeping win is the second time in as many seasons George Fox has triumphed over the Boxers after winning all but one of the 22 events. Led by Gabrielle Wood, Olivia Gibson, and Aspen Monkhouse on the women's side, the Bruins outscored Pacific 153-38. On the men's side, the Bruins posted a 133-36 win after getting nine combined wins from Elijah Dapkus, Caleb Dean, and Jason Levi Gibson.
Monkhouse anchored the 400 medley relay and helped the Bruins' team of Olivia Gibson, Tessa Orozco, Wood, and Monkhouse claim a win by nearly two second over the Boxers' A team after swimming a time of 4:20.86. Monkhouse also swam a 25.28 in the 50 free and a 58.16 in the 100 free to snag two individual victories.
After helping the Bruins claim the 400 medley relay, Wood also grabbed individual wins in the 200 free at 2:07.59 and in the 200 breaststroke at 2:38.21.
Gibson won the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:13.55 and claimed the 200 IM with a time of 2:20.95 to go with the relay victory.
On the men's side, Gibson helped Dean, Dapkus, and William Anderson claim the 400 free relay with a time of 3:23.15. He also won the 200 free with a time of 1:53.71 and the 100 free with a time of 50.19.
Dean grabbed individual wins in the 500 free with a time of 4:57.50 – a new program best in the event – and in the 200 IM with a time of 2:03.65.
Dapkus picked up individual wins in the 200 fly with a mark of 2:06.14 and set a new program best in the 1000 free with a mark of 10:53.80.
What Happens Next
The Bruins will take the next week and a half to prepare for the 2020 NWC Championship events in Federal Way, Wash., on Feb 13-16.