PLU Swimmers Finish Clean Sweep of Coyotes
CALDWELL, Idaho - Three different swimmers picked up a pair of wins for the Pacific Lutheran men and Jessie Klauder won three events for the PLU women on Saturday morning as the Lutes swept their second straight dual meet from The College of Idaho at the J.A. Albertson Aquatics Center.
The PLU men claimed a 136-40 victory, while the Lute women notched a 147-35 win. Both teams improved to 4-0 in dual meets this season.
Alex Limoges, Chase Mesford, and Kevin Jones led a PLU squad that won seven-of-eight men's events, with the Lutes sweeping both relays, winning the 400-medley (3:54.96) and 400 free (3:35.66). Limoges picked up wins in the 200 individual medley (2:11.15) and 200 backstroke (2:07.25), Mesford notched victories in the 100 free (51.10) and 500 free (5:30.09), and Jones won the 200 free (1:57.47) and the 200 breaststroke (2:35.54). Phil Rempe picked up the other win for the Lutes in the 50-free (23.35).
Klauder had an outstanding morning for the PLU women, starting with a victory in the 200 individual medley (2:23.87), followed by wins in the 100 free (58.73) and 500 free (5:43.52). Four other Lutes won their events – Kina Ackerman in the 200 free (2:07.96), Cell Grannum in the 50 free (26.55), Kasey Dorcas in the 200 fly (2:33.23) and Casey Jackson in the 200 back (2:20.64), while PLU swept both relays, winning the 400 medley (4:24.98) and 400 free (4:01.82).
The Lady Yotes were paced by Chrissie Younggren, who won the tightest race of the day, rallying from a half body-length deficit in the final 25 yards to win the 200 breast (2:42.52) by just six-hundredths of a second over Ackerman.
(Courtesy of Mike Safford, College of Idaho Sports Information Director)