Written by Student Assistant Sarah Cornell-Maier
MCMINNVILLE, Ore. - The Pacific Lutheran University women's swimming team put together yet another impressive performance on Saturday, winning six events to slip past Linfield College 124.5-80.5 in a Northwest Conference matchup at the Linfield Pool.
Danielle Booth continues to impress through the beginning of the season, snagging two individual wins and combining with Luna Kim, Lauren Kearney, and Reese Ackman to seize the victory in the 200 yard Medley Relay in one minute, 51.3 seconds. Her two individual wins came in the 500 yard freestyle (25.30) and the 100 yard breaststroke (1:08.42).
"It was a really strong day for the team. We knew going in that we would be swimming against a team that was ready to go and we raised our level accordingly." said Coach Matt Sellman. "The women stood up and swam great and really expressed themselves as a strong team."
Ackman brought in an individual win in the 100 yard butterfly, touching in with a time of 1:00.81. Erica Muller pulled in yet another win for the season with a triumph in the 200 yard freestyle (2:00.87).
The Lutes wrapped up the meet with a close victory in the 200 yard freestyle relay, beating the Linfield squad by less than half of a second (1:41.37).
The overall depth of the PLU team made the victory over Linfield seem easy. Several races had multiple Lute swimmers in the top three, which brought the team the points needed to seize the win.
The Lutes return to the pool next Saturday for a dual meet against Division 1 Seattle University.