By Sam Taylor
Portland, ORE-- Lewis & Clark's swimming program took on the Pacific Lutheran Lutes in Zhentbauer pool Friday, winning five individual races but dropping both sides of the team meet.
The Pioneer showed their strength in the distance events, with Trevor Schapiro picking up two wins for Lewis & Clark. Schapiro lead off with a 17 second victory in the 1000 Freestyle, then returned to the pool in the second half of the meet to pick up a close win in the 500 Freestyle as well. Meanwhile on the women's side Pioneers Lesley Pfeiffer and Heather Markham went 1-2 in the women's 1000 Freestyle event.
Severeal Pioneer sprinters and stroke specialists also had strong races, including Sofia Koutzoukis, who picked up a win in the Women's 100 Freestyle and freshman Aspen Johnson, who claimed the victory in the 100 Breaststroke and moved to 2nd place on the L&C all time list for that even. For the Men, Freshman Zac Oser won the 50 freestyle taking victory in his first individual college race.
Head Coach Chris Fantz was satisfied with his team's effort; "The team built a lot of energy through the week into our first conference dual meet. We rode their energy to a few lifetime best swims and many in-season best swims. This sets a good tone for the rest of our semester."
The Pioneers are back in action Saturday, hosting Puget Sound in Zhentbauer with the meet starting at 1:00 PM.