FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — For the second consecutive day the Seattle University women’s swim team posted a solid performance, splitting its triad meet with Loyola Marymount and Grand Canyon. The Redhawks trounced LMU, 145-66, while going down-to-the-wire with GCU before falling, 104-100.
“It was a great overall team effort,” said Seattle U head coach Craig Nisgor. “We weren’t getting things done on the front half of the meet but they figured things out and was really impressed.”
Danika Himes highlighted the individual performances for the Redhawks, winning both the 200-yard Backstroke and 200 Breaststroke events while recording a pair of Top 10 on the school’s all-time list. Himes’ time of 2:05:89 in backstroke was good for fifth-overall, while her 2:20.05 mark in the breaststroke landed her fourth in the record book.
Isabella Guadiamos also claimed full points for Seattle U cause, edging out the field by a second to win the 400 IM, as she clocked in at 4:38.08.
In the 50 and 100 Freestyle events, Allison Plamondon and Audrey Dixon finished second and third, respectively, in each. Plamondon posted times of 24.84 and 54.52, while Dixon touched at 25.10 and 55.33.
Alexa Hoeper started the day with solid showing in the 1,000 Freestyle as she finished third with of time 10:58.60. She then took second in the 200 backstroke, clocking a time of 2:06.31––a time that landed her eighth on the Seattle U all-time list.
Tessa Oliver added a second-place finish in the 400 IM as she came in at 4:43.69.
In the 200 and 500 Freestyle events, Jayna Van Stone took finished third and second respectively, as she touched in at 1:59.72 and 5:21.00.
Emma McGill won third in the 200 Breaststroke as finished with a time of 2:27.58.
In relay action, the team of Plamondon, Lasher, Dixon and Margaux Thompson blazed past the field in the 200 Freestyle as their time of 1:38.81 was more than four seconds better than the next closest quartet. The foursome of Jennifer Wong, Nikki Cooper, Emily Bakewell and Guadiamos meanwhile were third as they posted a time of 1:43.96.
The Redhawks will now have a two week break before returning to action on November 2 at Simon Fraser.