SEATTLE — Seattle U women’s swimming split its home opener on Friday at the Redhawk Center, as it cruised past Loyola Marymount, 171-33, but fell 104.5-99.5 to Grand Canyon.

“There were some great races and it went down to the last event,” said Redhawks head coach Craig Nisgor. “We were in it, but unfortunately few tenths of a second here and there were the difference."

The Redhawks opened the day by winning the 200-yard Medley Relay as the quartet of Nikki Cooper, Danika Himes, Bryn Lasher, and Margaux Thompson combined for a time of 1:50.24.

Seattle U also posted a second and third-place finish in the 400 Freestyle Relay. The team of Jayna Van Stone, Julia Gorman, Audrey Dixon and Allison Plamondon recorded a 3:37.73 time, while the foursome of Isabella Guadiamos, Alexa Hoeper, Maddie Rapp and Marissa Chan followed and checked in at 3:45.21.

Himes stood out with a pair of individual wins in the 200 IM and 100-yard Breaststroke, as she notched times of 2:07.99 and 1:05.39, respectively.

Lasher also collected full points for the Redhawk cause edging out a one-hundredth of a second win in the 100 Butterfly with a time of 58.46 before registering a third-place finish in the 50-yard Freestyle at 25.53. 

Alexa Hoeper also squeaked out a pair of victories in the 1,650-yard and 500 Freestyle events. In the 500, Hoeper posted a 5:15.87, nine-tenths better than next closest in the field, after finishing two-tenths faster in the 1,650 with a time of 17:57.20 earlier in the day.

The 200 Freestyle went to Van Stone with a time of 1:56.97.

Guadiamos took third-place in the 100 Butterfly as she touched at 59.36, while Plamondon recorded times of 25.01 and 57.76 during the 50 and 100-yard Freestyle events respectively, as she tallied second-place finishes.

Seattle U will return to action tomorrow when it hosts Loyola Marymount and Grand Canyon at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash. First event is slated for an 11 am start.