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TACOMA, Wash. -The Pacific Lutheran University women's swimming team won all 10 events on Saturday, obliterating Southwestern Oregon Community College, 153-29, in a non-conference dual meet at the PLU Pool.
Three of the Lutes' 10 victories came from the efforts of Kiyomi Kishaba. The first year from San Diego, California helped PLU earn a one-two-three finish in the 200-yard medley relay to set the tone for the meet. Kishaba along with Danielle Booth, Kaycee Simpson, and Aspen Monkhouse clocked a winning time of one minute, 56.01 seconds in the event with the PLU B team touching the wall in second in 1:58.77. Kishaba prevailed in the 200-yard backstroke (2:18.54) before closing the meet by teaming up with Jenna Muller, Marri Kutz, and Ingrid Straume to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:49.29.
Taylor Bingea led a one-two-three Lute finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay, claiming the top position in 2:08.35 while Sydney Bishoff tallied the win in the 50-yard freestyle (26.18). Victoria Nguyenle won the 400-yard individual medley in 4:58.96 before earning the victory in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:31.41. Simpson secured the top spot in the 200-yard butterfly (2:14.09) while Monkhouse won the 100-yard freestyle in 56.82, part of a one-two-three Lute sweep of the event. Straume rounded out the PLU event winners on the day, winning the 500-yard freestyle in 5:45.11, owning a comfortable 14-second lead on the rest of the field.
"Glad to get the first wins of 2018 under our belt," said Head Coach Matt Sellman. "We swam a little better than last night, but still showed a lot of fatigue. We'll continue to get better swimming when we are tired and look forward to getting into a new training cycle and focusing on our speed and explosiveness."
The Lutes resume their Northwest Conference dual meet schedule on Jan. 19, putting their 26 meet conference win streak on the line against host Whitworth University.