Chang, Keller Pace Men, Women Swimmers
News Release Date:
Saturday, December 4
WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Paul Chang placed 11th with a career-best time in the 100-yard breaststroke to give the Whitman College swim teams its top performance in Saturday night's finals at the 62nd Annual Husky Invitational in Federal Way, Wash.
Chang's time was 1:01.09, which moves him from fifth to fourth on Whitman's career best-times list for that event.
Whitman's Jamie Nusse placed in the consolation finals of two events. He was 14th in the men's 200-yard freestyle (1:48.90) and 31st in the 100-yard backstroke (58.09).
Other Whitman men competing in the consolations were Matt Liedtke, who was 24th in the 100-yard butterfly in 54.72; Mitchell Lee, who was 26th in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.16; Kevin Dyer, who was 27th in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:48.48; and Shunei Asao, who was 30th in the 100-yard backstroke in 57.86.
Keller Hawkins, a first-year swimmer on the Whitman women's team, swam in the consolation finals of the 100-yard backstroke, placing 28th in a career-best 1:01.83.
The Whitman men placed 11th in both of their Saturday relays. Asao, Chang, Liedtke and Nusse were clocked in 1:41.68 in the 200-yard medley relay. Nusse teamed with Dyer, Matt Rowett and Elliott Crane to finish the 800-yard freestyle in 7:28.08.
In the women's 200-yard medley relay, Hawkins joined Claire Collins, Katie Chapman and Helen Jenne to place 12th in 1:54.02.
In the 800-yard freestyle, it was Collins and Chapman teaming with Charlotte Graham and Lauren Flynn to finish 15th in 8:17.59.
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CONTACT: Dave Holden
Sports Information Director
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
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