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February 14, 2010

Limoges Finishes Third in Men's 200 Backstroke

Meet Results

FEDERAL WAY - Alex Limoges had the top individual event finish of any Pacific Lutheran male swimmer at the Northwest Conference Swimming Championships, placing third in the 200 backstroke on Sunday as the meet concluded at the King County Aquatics Center.

Limoges finished the race in a time of 2:02.03, knocking 2.42 seconds off his time from the morning preliminary.

Whitworth won its eighth consecutive NWC men's team title with 724.5 points, followed by Puget Sound with 611, Whitman 607, Linfield 365, Lewis & Clark 276, Pacific 248, PLU 245.5 and Willamette 1.

Jessie Klauder had the top finish for PLU women swimmers on Sunday, placing seventh in the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:33.69, nearly two full seconds faster than her morning swim.

Whitworth won the conference women's championship for the second straight year, scoring 793 points to beat Puget Sound by 40 points. Lewis & Clark was third with 356 followed by Whitman 355, Linfield 261, Pacific 241, Willamette 223 and PLU 191.

Other top finishes by the PLU men on Sunday: John Pedack, 10th in the 1650 freestyle, 18:16.03; Michael Brasgalla, 15th in the 1650 free, 18:53.66; Bryce Manso, 16th in the 1650 free, 18:56.00; Rayan Carter, 12th in the 100 free, 50.08; Jacob Nord, 15th in the 100 free, 50.59; Matthew Kim, 15th in the 200 butterfly, 2:15.58; 400 freestyle relay, fifth.

Other top finishes by the PLU women on Sunday: Elizabeth Althauser, eighth in the 1650 freestyle, 18:47.35; Courtney Karwal, 16th in the 1650 freestyle, 19:51.29; Rachel Troutt, 11th in the 200 breaststroke, 2:38.04; Elyse Bevers, 16th in the 200 butterfly, 2:29.38; 400 freestyle relay, seventh.

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