NAIA: Seattle Sweeps Central Washington

SEATTLE, Nv. 18. Ten Seattle University Redhawk swimmers combined for 13 first place finishes in 18
individual events as the Seattle University men's and women's swim teams combined for their third sweep of the season with decisive victories over Central Washington University. The men won 122-81, while the women scored a 129-76 triumph. Both the men and women improved to 3-2 in dual meets this season, all of their victories coming in sweeps.

Elliot Kolbe (Jr., Gardenerville, Nev./Douglas HS) was the lone double event winner for the Redhawk men. He captured first place victories in the 200-yard Individual Medley with a time of 1:56.30 and the 200-yard Breaststroke, finishing in 2:09.81.

SU distance swimmer extraordinaire Megan Ackerman†(So., Shoreline/Shoreline HS) continued her dominance in the lengthy freestyle races. Ackerman won the
1650-yard free with a time of 18:16.75; her closest competitor was over 15 seconds off the pace. She also captured first place in the 500-yard free, finishing just ahead of two of her teammates in 5:21.15. Kristin Johansing (So., Paso Robles, Calif./Paso Robles HS), 5:21.35, and Kelly Swanson (Fr., San Luis Obispo, Calif./San Luis Obispo HS), 5:22.78, finished second and third, respectively as the Redhawks swept the event.

Gretchen Denzer (Fr., University Place/Curtis HS) was also a double event winner for the Redhawk women. She won the 50-yard free (25.83) and the 100-yard free (56.01).

The Redhawks do not hit the pool again until Dec. 7 when they travel to California State Baptist, last year's No. 2 finisher at the NAIA national
swim meet.

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