HOUSTON – (Feb. 21) Seattle University women’s swimming put together a strong showing on the first day of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championships. Two Redhawk relay teams posted top-five all-time performances at the CRWC Natatorium Wednesday.

“The relays had really good swims tonight,” said Coach Craig Nisgor. “Overall, we had really strong times. We’ve set ourselves up for good races tomorrow.”

The 200 medley relay team of Jennifer Wong, Margaux Thompson, Bryn Lasher, and Paige Treff tallied the third-best time in Seattle U history. The Redhawks logged a 1:45.48 time in the event Wednesday. Treff’s 22.27 was the top 50 freestyle performance of the day.

“Paige was really fast for us,” said Nisgor. “For her to put up the fastest (50 freestyle) time of the meet is great to see.”

In the 800 freestyle relay, SU claimed the fifth-best time in school history. The foursome of Madi Lydig, Jayna Van Stone, Julia Gorman, and Emily Gough combined to touch in 7:35.98. Lydig’s leadoff time of 1:53.95 is the sixth-fastest 200 freestyle effort in program history.

Allison Plamondon clocked in at 57.34 in the 100 butterfly time trial. The time is seventh-best in SU history. Gorman’s 25.11 in the 50 freestyle marked a personal best, while Thompson’s 53.08 in the 100 freestyle was also a lifetime best showing. 

On Thursday, there will be four finals as the 500 freestyle, 200 IM, 50 freestyle, and 200 freestyle relay events will take place.