Contact: Mark Albanese, Director of Sports Communication
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Two school records fell on Saturday as the Pacific Lutheran University men's swimming held its fourth place position in the team standings at the 2018 Northwest Conference Championships inside the King County Aquatic Center.
Paul Jett broke his own school record in the 100-yard butterfly in the morning preliminary races, clocking a time of 50.23 seconds before placing third overall in the finals in 50.37. Teammate Bryson Baligad was eighth in the same event, touching the wall in 52.06. Jacob Goodman established the other school record on day two, clocking a time of 51.80 in the 100-yard backstroke, placing sixth overall in the process while Baligad was one spot back in seventh (52.51).
Dennis Liu logged a fourth place showing in the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing in 58.01 while Bradley Jerome (1:43.68) and Elijah Singstad (2:06.11) finished fifth and eighth, respectively, in the 200-yard freestyle.
Jeffrey Lozensky Jr. was eighth in the 400-yard individual medley (4:23.54) while the 200-yard medley relay was third in 1:33.83. The Lutes closed the night with a sixth place showing in the 800-yard freestyle relay, stopping the clock in 7:08.06.
The Lutes sit fourth overall in the team standings with 306 points through the opening two days of competition. Whitworth University leads the pack with 465 points while Linfield College sits second with 351 points. Whitman College sits in third with just five more points than PLU.
"The team had another great finals session, dropping times and moving up spots but we needed to finish better. We have to be able to finish the session with strong relay efforts and two nights in a row we have not done that. We expect to be better in that regard tomorrow."
Pacific Lutheran closes out the NWC Championships tomorrow with the morning session getting underway at 10 a.m.