Swim Teams Run Dual Meet Mark to 4-0

News Release Date:
Saturday, November 14

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- With first-year swimmers Charlotte Graham and Kevin Dyer winning two events each, the Whitman College swim teams kept their undefeated dual meet record intact with victories over Pacific Lutheran Saturday afternoon in Tacoma, Wash.

The Missionary men posted a 126-79 triumph while the Whitman women stroked past their Lute counterparts by a 122-83 margin.

Both Whitman teams are now 4-0 in dual meet competition. That includes a 3-0 mark against Northwest Conference schools.

In the women's dual, Graham posted her wins in the 200-yard freestyle (2:00.45) and 500-yard freestyle (5:27.13). In both cases, she moved into Whitman's all-time Top 10 for those events. She now ranks fifth all-time at 200 yards and ninth at 500 yards.

Graham also teamed with two of her first-year teammates, Katie Chapman and Helen Jenne, and junior Lauren Flynn to win the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:46.43.

In the men's dual, Dyer won both the 500-yard freestyle (4:59.42) and 1,000-yard freestyle (10:28.05). Sophomore teammate Chris Bendix was the runner-up in the 1,000-yard race. 

Bendix added a first-place performance of his own in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:22.83), leading a 1-2-3 Whitman sweep. Juniors Nick Wood and Chad Trexler were second and third, respectively.

Junior Jamie Nusse in the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.25) and senior Eric Molnar in the 200-yard butterfly (2:08.26) also scored individual victories for the men's team. Sophomore Matthew Liedtke was second the butterfly event.

First-year swimmer Rebecca Ryle won the women's 200-yard breaststroke in 2:38.51. Other race winners included Chapman in the 200-yard butterfly (2:15.07) and Jenne in the 100-yard freestyle (56.43). Junior Jessie Neill was second in the butterfly race while Flynn was nipped by Jenne at the 100-yard freestyle distance.

In winning their races, both Chapman and Jenne moved into Whitman's all-time Top 10 for those events. Chapman vaulted all the way into second place in the 200-yard butterfly while Jenne jumped to seventh in the 100-yard freestyle.

Flynn won the Missionaries in 50-yard freestyle in 26.11.

Libby Arnosti, another of Whitman's first-year swimmers, teamed with Ryle, Chapman and Jenne to win the 400-yard medley relay.

Whitman dominated the men's 400-yard freestyle relay, placing first and second. Molnar and Nusse teamed with sophomore Mitchell Lee and freshman Paul Chang to win the relay. The quartet of Dyer, sophomore Matt Rowett and freshmen Coleman Metzler and Andrew Roehrig took second. 

Meet results

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CONTACT: Dave Holden
Sports Information Director
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
509 527-5902; holden@whitman.edu