HOUSTON – (Feb. 24) Seattle University women’s swimming set two more individual school records on the final day of the 2018 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championships. Paige Treff concluded a terrific weekend with an SU record in the 100 freestyle, while freshman Bryn Lasher became the program’s record holder in the 200 butterfly at the CRWC Natatorium in Houston.
"We were really strong here," said Coach Craig Nisgor. "We had great performances from every class. There were so many lifetime bests, and that's what we train for-to put up our best times at this meet."
Treff posted another school record Saturday night. The senior opened the 400 freestyle relay with a 50.69 split, topping a mark she had set earlier Saturday night. In the 100 freestyle finals, Treff finished in 50.74 seconds, marking the top time in SU history for a brief time. She finished fifth in the event.
On the weekend, Treff finished with three new individual school records. She put up SU's top time in the 50 freestyle, the 100 butterfly, and the 100 freestyle in Houston.
"Paige just kept going," said Nisgor. "She was so fired up and wanted the opportunity to break the record. Bryn brought it today. It's great to see a freshman on the record board."
In a 100 freestyle time trial, Van Stone put up a 52.04, contributing the fifth-fastest showing in program history.
Maddie Dickman finished in 2:07.40 in the 200 backstroke prelims. That effort is the seventh-fastest in program history.
In the 200 breaststroke prelims, Darian Himes compiled a 2:24.22, logging the 10th-best time in SU history.
Madi Lydig took fifth place in the 200 backstroke finals Saturday. The senior touched in 2:00.15.
Gorman and Van Stone both claimed personal bests Saturday. Gorman swam a 52.57 in the 100 freestyle and Van Stone notched a 2:05.05 in the 200 backstroke.
Dickman, Lydig, and Treff will graduate from the Redhawks’ roster. The team banquet is slated for Saturday, April 28, at the Crowne Plaza.