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FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Paul Jett tallied a runner-up finish in the 200-yard individual medley as the Pacific Lutheran University men's swimming team sits fourth overall in the team standings after day one of the 2018 Northwest Conference Championships at the King County Aquatic Center.
"We were excited to get to finals tonight and we swam very well," said Head Coach Matt Sellman. "We moved up places and dropped time in almost every swim tonight. We had some jittery swims in the morning session but the team responded extremely well tonight. Always fun to see time drops and moving up places in finals. We expect to ride this wave of momentum into tomorrow morning and it's going to be a great 'moving day' for us."
Jett highlighted the day with a second place finish in the 200-yard IM, touching the wall in one minute, 54.42 seconds. Bradley Jerome was fourth in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:41.01 while Jacob Goodman was fifth in the 50-yard freestyle (21.01). PLU's relay squads turned in a pair of fourth place finishes with the 200-yard freestyle finishing in 1:24.84 while the 400-yard medley relay logged a time of 3:28.09.
The Lutes accrued 126 points in the team standings, nipping at the heels of third place Whitman College (137 points). Whitworth University holds the early lead with 188 points followed by Linfield College with 151 points.
The Lutes are back in the pool tomorrow at 10 a.m. for the morning session of day two of the three-day NWC Championships.