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February 13, 2010

Klauder Has Big Day for PLU Women at NWC

Meet Results

FEDERAL WAY - Jessie Klauder had a strong performance for Pacific Lutheran at Saturday's second day of the Northwest Conference Swimming Championships being held at the King County Aquatic Center.

Klauder placed second in the women's 400 individual medley in a time of 4:46.75 and then came back later in the night to place 5th in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:10.81 clocking.

Despite Klauder's performance, PLU brought up the rear in the women's team standings. The women's team scores through the second of three days of competition:  Whitworth 534, Puget Sound 499, Lewis & Clark 252, Whitman 244, Linfield 171, Pacific (Ore.) 169, Willamette 157, Pacific Lutheran 136.

On the men's side, Alex Limoges also had a pair of top-eight finishes for the Lutes. Limoges was seventh in the 100 butterfly with a 53.44 clocking, and he was fourth in the 100 backstroke in 55.24.

The men's team scores through the second of three days of competition: Whitworth 501, Puget Sound 428, Whitman 385, Linfield 246, Lewis & Clark 182, Pacific Lutheran 181, Pacific (Ore.) 172.

Other top performances for the PLU women: Kasey Dorcas, 16th in the 400 IM, 5:06.38; Elizabeth Althauser, 13th in the 200 freestyle, 2:02.12; Rachel Troutt, 13th in the 100 breaststroke, 1:14.17; Gina Wittman, 16th in the 100 breaststroke, 1:16.33; 200 medley relay, sixth; 800 freestyle relay, eighth.

Other top formances for the PLU men: Phil Rempe, ninth in the 100 butterfly (consolation) 53.39; Matthew Kim, 11th in the 100 butterfly, 55.71, and 16th in the 100 backstroke, 1:05.30; Jacob Nord, 16th in the 200 freestyle, 1:55.96; Rayan Carter, 11th in the 100 breaststroke, 1:02.03; 200 medley relay, fourth; 800 freestyle relay, eighth.

The conference championship meet concludes on Sunday with preliminaries at 10 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

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