Swimmer Ava Williams Shines for Loggers on Senior Day

January 21, 2013


TACOMA, Wash. – Senior Ava Williams turned in a pair of event wins to lead the Puget Sound swim teams on Senior Day at Wallace Pool. The day started with the recognition of the Loggers 10 seniors, but ended with a pair of losses as Whitman swept the dual meet.

Whitman's men's team pulled off a 1367.5-67.5 win, while the Missionary women had a comeback 112-93 win.

The Loggers women had a narrow one-point lead heading into the final two events. Melissa Norrish had just won the 400-meter free to power the Loggers into the lead. However, the Missionaries' Genay Pilarowski won her second event of the day in the 100m breast, and Whitman finished 1-2 in the 200m free relay to capture the team win.

Williams two wins came in the 50m free and the 100m free. She first took the 50 free with a 28.60, before swimming a 1:01.36 to earn the top spot in the 100m free.

Williams started the day off with another event win in the 200m medley relay. She swam the anchor leg and combined with Sam Anders, Tracy Wormwood, and Auri Clark for a winning time of 2:05.07. Anders also captured an individual win in the 100m back.

Keven Henley was the lone event winner for the Loggers on the men's side. He shared the top spot in the 50m free with Whitman's Sam Starr. The two both recorded a time of 25.17.

Galen Solom-Brotherton, Karl Mering, Nic Win, and Starr each had to event wins to power Whitman to the team win.

The Loggers will conclude their dual season next Saturday at Pacific Lutheran before turning their sights to the NWC Championships in February.

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