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.

Paul Chang

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).

Keller Hawkins

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.
509 527-5902; holden@whitman.edu