- 12 All-NWC Athletes
- One NCAA Nationals Individual Appearance
A Winning Tradition
Federal Way, Wash. --- The George Fox swimming relay teams kicked off the Northwest Conference Championships on Thursday night as the men's 800-yard freestyle relay team set a new program record.
The men saved their best performance for their last run of the night, setting a new standard in the 800 free relay. Caleb Dean, Jason Levi Gibson, Hunter Bartoo, and Elijah Dapkus obliterated the old record of 7:59.37 with a mark of 7:11.64. The Bruins time was good for a seventh-place finish.
The women put forth two solid efforts in their relays as well, with the 800 free squad falling less than a second short of the program record. Olivia Gibson, Chloe Weber, Madeline Angerame, and Gabrielle Wood bested their seed time by nearly 16 seconds with a time of 8:01.95. The mark earned the quad a fifth-place finish.
What Happens Next
The Bruins return to the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center tomorrow, Feb. 14 for the morning session of day two. The preliminaries will begin at 10:00 a.m. with finals slated for 6:00 p.m.