Men win by huge margin as both teams sweep Boxers

Men win by huge margin as both teams sweep Boxers

FOREST GROVE, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers came out on top in Saturday's dual meet against the Pacific Boxers. The men's team took home their second victory of the weekend in a 153-34 win, while the women's team got their first victory of the 2019 season, scoring 108-89 over the Boxers. 

The Pios were on the road for their second dual meet of the weekend and had first-place finishes in 14 of 22 events with a clean top-three sweep in the men's 200-Freestyle, men's 50-Freestyle and women's 500-Freestyle. 

Eric Norman had a perfect record over the course of both weekend meets, swimming to a first-place finish in four individual events and two relays. Junior Sabrina Murray led the efforts for the women, swimming to a first-place finish in all three of her events against the Boxers.

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Key Moments

The Pios had three events with a clean sweep of the top three times. Starting with the men's 200-Freestyle, Norman, Keagan Gale, and Matthew Bress all finished well ahead of the field. Norman took the top spot with a time of 1:52.30 with Gale three seconds behind him at 1:55.11. Bress finished in 2:06.92, three seconds ahead of fourth and 13 seconds ahead of fifth place.

The men's 50-Freestyle was also a clean sweep for the Pios, with JP Greener, Ian Shepel, and Camden Searcy all finishing within a second of each other. 

The 500-Freestyle was the final sweep for the Pios on the women's side, With Murray, Kiana Teh, and Izzy Couch outswimming the field. Murray took first over the field by a significant margin, while Couch and Teh finished within two seconds of each other.

"We finished out a solid pair of road duals today." said head coach Chris Fantz, "It's a heavy time of year for training and racing so our team had a lot of opportunities to work through discomfort and fatigue. We had some big swims that point to great things to come. I'm excited about where we are headed."

Deeper Look

  • Claire Greene took home her second win of the weekend in the women's 50-Freestyle
  • Anna Kates took third in the 200 backstroke, finishing .4 seconds behind the second place finisher
  • Kyle Monteleone won the 200 backstroke two seconds ahead of Shepel
  • Erin Khong and CIara Orness finished within two seconds of each other in the women's backstroke 

Looking Ahead

The Pioneers head back to Newberg next weekend for the Bruin Invite. This is the Pioneers' first multi-team competition of the season and will take place all day on both Sat., Nov. 23 and Sun., Nov 24.