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TACOMA, Wash. - The Pacific Lutheran University men's swimming team was unable to match the firepower of Whitworth University on Friday night, falling 121-84 to the visiting Pirates in a Northwest Conference dual meet at the PLU Pool.
"It was great to match up with a great team like Whitworth," said Head Coach Matt Sellman. "We had some really impressive swims along with the requisite tired swims that happen this time of year as we are in our final push of intense training before we start to taper. Our energy was great and I was really impressed with the racing attitude we showed."
Jerome Bradley secured top billing in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of four minutes, 57.94 seconds while Dennis Liu bested the field in the 100-yard breaststroke, clocking a winning time of 58.75. Bradley additionally logged a third place showing in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing in 1:49.17 while Liu was second in the 100-yard freestyle in 49.29.
Baligad finished second in the 200-freestyle in 1:48.73 while Goodman (50-yard freestyle) and Jett (100-yard butterfly) both secured runner-up finishes in their respective event. Goodman clocked a time of 21.94 while Jett finished in 53.74.
PLU is back in action tomorrow afternoon, welcoming Whitman College to the pool for a dual beginning at 1 p.m.
"It was an exciting night and I expect us to rest up and get excited for another good one tomorrow against the Blues."