Whitworth leads at NWC swimming
The Whitworth men’s and women’s swim teams still lead after the second day of competition at the Northwest Conference Championships Saturday in Federal Way.
The Pirates women won the 200-yard medley relay and the 800 free relay.
Whitworth’s Katherine Duval won the title in the 100 backstroke, finishing in 58.69 seconds. She came into the event as the third seed.
The Whitworth men hold a commanding lead over Whitman.
In the 200 freestyle, the Pirates claimed the top five spots.
Austin Vierra won the event in 1:42.26.
The three-day meet concludes today.
Ryan Zumwalt won the individual title at 157 pounds and North Idaho claimed third place at the Region 18 tournament in Yakima.
After a bye in the first round, Zumwalt won two matches for the title. He was named the tournament’s most outstanding wrestler.
Including Zumwalt, the Cardinals had 10 wrestlers qualify for the NJCAA national tournament, which will be held Feb. 24 and 25 in Rochester, Minn.
Those who qualified include Zumwalt, Joaquin Calderon (125 pounds), Mike Rodriguez (133), Jarrett Morrill (141), Derrick Booth (149), W.V. Meyer (165), Kyle Sweedman (174), Caleb Rivera (184), Justin Korthuis (197) and Justin Gillespie (heavyweight).
Track and field
Washington State’s Jacob Sealby won the 400-meter dash at the Husky Classic at the Dempsey Indoor Facility in Seattle.
Sealby finished with a lifetime-best time of 47.35 seconds.
Sealby’s teammate, senior Brandon Dawson, was sixth in the quarter-mile with a time of 48.36.
For the women, WSU’s Shawna Fermin took second in the 400-meter dash with a personal-best time of 55.11.
Next up for the Cougars is the Vandal Collegiate meet next Saturday in Moscow.
Whitworth went 1-1 at the Swing into Spring Classic in Pasco.
The Pirates (3-3) dropped the opener 4-3 to Corban (2-0).
In the second game, Kevin Valerio drove in three runs as the Pirates routed Lewis & Clark (0-3) 15-1.
Whitworth scored eight runs in the seventh inning. C.J. Perry pitched seven innings, allowing four hits and striking out seven.
North Idaho swept a pair of Scenic West Athletic Conference games against Southern Nevada in St. George, Utah.
The Cardinals (4-12, 2-6), who were swept by the Coyotes (8-12, 3-5) on Friday, won the opener 7-6 and the second game 6-3.
Shelby Carter and Ashley Moon hit home runs for NIC in the first game. Carter finished with three RBIs.
Carter also had a homer and three RBIs in the second game.