The Seattle University women's swim team picked up its first dual meet victory of the 2011-12 season, defeating CSU Bakersfield Saturday afternoon, 167-93, at Pacific's Kjeldsen Pool. Pacific defeated both Seattle U (159-97) and CSUB (160-83) in the double dual meet.
Alexis Morehouse (Vancouver, Wash.) earned yet another overall victory, winning the 200 breaststroke by two seconds with a time of 2:20.83. Kevlyn Richards (Gig Harbor, Wash.) finished second with a time of 2:22.84, and Karla Ruff (Seattle, Wash.) earned a fourth place finish with a time of 2:28.05.
Earlier in the meet, Morehouse swam the second leg of the 400 medley relay, joining with Tina Nguyen (Hillsboro, Ore.), Tessa Franke (Santa Monica, Calif.), and Nicole Doi (Pleasanton, Calif.) for a second place finish in 4:00.07. The senior also finished second in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.09, with Richards in third place in 1:06.09.
Casey Hoffman (Federal Way, Wash.) enjoyed a solid meet, first finishing third in the 1000 freestyle in 10:52.18 before touching the wall second in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:17.88. Hanna Basler (El Cajon, Calif.) finished third in the 100 backstroke in 1:01.88 as well as in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.02 seconds. Basler combined with Doi, Morehouse, and Melissa Randolf (Everett, Wash.) for a second place finish in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:41.19.
In the 100 freestyle, Doi finished third in 54.86 seconds, followed by Randolf in fourth in 54.97 seconds. Rachel Leighter (Eugene, Ore.) touched the wall third in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:11.08, followed by Ellyn Rivers (Elgin, Texas) in fourth place in 2:14.60. Megan Kelley (Las Vegas, Nev.) finished third in the 100 butterfly in 1:01.14, and Ruff did the same in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:14.73.
The Seattle University women's swim team will head to Denver, Colo., next weekend for a meet against the University of Denver, the University of Utah, and Northern Arizona University Saturday, Nov. 12, beginning at 10 a.m. local time.