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Area roundup: Whitworth men place at national meet

Whitworth’s men’s 200-yard relay team placed 13th Wednesday on the first day of the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships in Indianapolis.

The team of Wes Walton, Rory Buck, Aaron Vaccaro and Nathan Ranno finished in 1 minute, 33.03 seconds. Whitworth received eight points for its finish.

The same four Whitworth men will compete in two relays today.

Three Pirates individuals did not advance beyond preliminaries.


Lindsey Walchli picked up wins in both games and Amber James had five hits on the day as Community Colleges of Spokane (5-4) opened the NWAACC season by sweeping Big Bend 10-2, 13-5 at SFCC.

Brooke Dahmen had four hits on the day for the Sasquatch and hit her first home run of the season in the second game.