by Andrew Goodwin, Sports Information Assistant
SPOKANE, Wash. – Whitworth men's and women's swimming swept the Pacific (Ore.) Boxers in a Northwest Conference dual meet on Saturday afternoon.
The Pirate men soundly defeated the Boxers 155-44, while the women bounced back from yesterday's loss with a 116-88 victory.
Jake Davies led the Pirate men, winning the 200-yard individual medley and 200-yard breast stroke. He also swam a leg on Whitworth's victorious 400-yard medley relay, which won with a time of 3:39.64.
Patrick Wilbur was another member of the winning medley relay and also contributed to a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay. He won the 200-yard backstroke as well. Eben Schumann and Owen Lempert joined Wilbur and Davies on the winning medley relay.
In addition to Davies, the Pirates picked up points from another stellar freshman. Ryan Grady won the 500-yard and 100-yard freestyle races and finished second in the 200-yard freestyle.
On the women's side, the Pirates defeated the Boxers despite missing star freestyle swimmer Megan Thompson.
In Thompson's absence, Molly Vagt led Whitworth with three individual victories. Vagt won the 200-yard butterfly, 1,000-yard freestyle, and 500-yard freestyle to score 27 points for the Pirate women.
Hannah Galbraith was her usual self in the pool, winning the 200-yard breaststroke and finishing second in the 50-yard freestyle. She also picked up a leg of Whitworth's victory in the 400-yard medley relay before the team was disqualified for diving too early.
The women also picked up a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Elizabeth Dressel, Emma Boles, Allison Kulikowski, and Marissa Gibson swam the race in 3:58.77 to secure Whitworth's meet victory. Boles also contributed a win in the 200-yard individual medley, swimming it in 2:22.10.
Next up, the Pirates head to the Logger Open. The three-day meet runs December 1-3 and races will take place throughout all three days.