BURNABY, B.C., January 12. COMPETING for the first time in over a month, the Seattle University Redhawks suffered a sweep at the hands of longtime NAIA rival Simon Fraser University in a swim meet on Friday afternoon on the SFU campus. The men lost by a score of 121-82, while the women fell 115-85 to the defending NAIA champions.
Elise Fischbach (Sr., Eugene, Ore./South Eugene HS) was the only women’s individual winner for Seattle, who suffered their second sweep in as many meets against Simon Fraser this year. She won the 200-meter backstroke in a time of 2:25.47.
On the men’s side, Tim Collins (Sr., Vancouver, Wash./Hudson Bay HS, Washington) and Rui Ewald (Sr., Santos, Brazil/Colegio Objectivo, Foothill College) both won events for the Redhawks. Collins won the 100-meter freestyle in a time of 52.7 seconds. Ewald swam to victory in the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 2:14.60.
“Simon Fraser is always an exceptional team to race,” said SU head coach Craig Mallery. “I didn’t see quite the level I had hoped for, but sometimes there are great learning opportunities from meets that don’t go the way you had anticipated.”
The Redhawks return to Seattle for a pair of home meets next weekend. Seattle will face in-state rival Central Washington on Saturday at 1 pm. The Redhawks will host UC Davis the following day at noon.
Final Meet Scores:
MEN: Seattle University 82, Simon Fraser University 121
WOMEN: Seattle University 85, Simon Fraser University 115