Feb 14, 2020

Williams Sets American Standard, Monkhouse and Wood Break Program Records in Prelims

A Winning Tradition

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

Federal Way, Wash. --- Adin Williams, Aspen Monkhouse, and Gabrielle Wood set new records in their respective events to highlight Friday's prelim session on day two of the Northwest Conference Championships.


The Bruins went out with a bang for the second straight session, setting three new records and sending three individuals to the finals on day two.

Williams, who was recently named to the U.S. Paralympic Swimming National Team, claimed his fourth S6 American record. This time, the freshman put his name at the top of the 50-yard freestyle with a mark of 27.59.

Joining Williams in the record-setting celebrations was Monkhouse, who swam to first-place and a new program mark in the women's 50 free. The junior bested her previous school record by .07 seconds with a time of 23.34.

Despite narrowly missing the finals cutoff, Wood jumped Chloe Weber on the records with her time of 5:27.03 in the 500 free. Madeline Angerame also bested the old program record but finished just short of Wood at 5:27.56.

Jason Levi Gibson and Tessa Orozco earned trips to the finals in their 50 free events as well. Gibson broke into the top-eight, and his personal best of 21.63 was just .10 seconds off of Caleb Dean's program mark of 21.53. Orozco swam alongside Monkhouse and finished safely at 12th with a time of 24.90.

Hunter Bartoo came as close to finals as 17th in the 200 IM after clocking a 1:59.70—nearly eight seconds faster than his previous best.

What Happens Next

The Bruins are back in the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center this evening for the finals session of day two.