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SEATTLE – (Jan. 6) Seattle University women’s swimming cruised to a 173-81 win over Whitworth Saturday afternoon. Madi Lydig, Paige Treff and Darian Himes both won a pair of individual races on senior day at the Connolly Complex.

“This senior class has brought a tremendous amount to the program,” said Coach Craig Nisgor. “They’ve been a part of school records and numerous top times. It’s not just what they bring to the pool or the classroom, it’s about who they are and the leadership they provide.”

Prior to the meet, the Redhawks honored their three seniors-Treff, Maddie Dickman, and Madi Lydig. Each senior took a turn in the spotlight Saturday.

SU swept the top three spots in the 50 freestyle. Treff, Dickman, and Sherlyn Devadason went 1-2-3, with Treff touching in 24.21 to win the event.

Treff’s 53.56 in the 100 freestyle was good for first place Saturday.

Lydig tallied a 5:03.72 to win the 500 freestyle Saturday.

In the 200 freestyle, Lydig touched first with a 1:58.22 time.

Himes won with a 2:32.49 race in the 200 breaststroke.

Himes and Emily Bakewell were the top two finishers in the 200 IM. Himes won with a 2:14.62 effort.

Bakewell and Jayna Van Stone finished 1-2 in the 1000 freestyle. Bakewell won by over four seconds with a 11:02.06 effort.

In the 100 backstroke, Allison Plamondon and Jennifer Wong took the top two spots. Plamondon swam a 1:00.63 for gold.

Emily Gough and Maddie Rapp placed first and second, respectively, in the 200 butterfly. Gough registered a 2:11.79 time.

Bryn Lasher took gold in the 100 butterfly, with Gough and Rapp finishing second and third, respectively.

The 400 freestyle relay of Devadason, Gough, Plamondon, and Lydig teamed up to win Saturday.

Plamondon, Himes, Gough, and Devadason combined to take first in the 400 medley relay.

“The team is really coming together,” said Nisgor. “It’s not just one person standing out. We’re winning and backing that up with second and third place. We’re starting to show what Seattle U swimming is all about.”

SU heads to Colorado next weekend, as it will face Air Force, Incarnate Word, and Northern Colorado on Jan. 12-13 in Colorado Springs.

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