Three swimmers compete at the National Championships

by Craig Russell | Staff Writer

From the swim team, three Whitworth Pirates, Patrick Wilber, ’18, Byron Rossmiller, ’20, and Hannah Galbraith, ’20, qualified for nationals. This year the meet was held in Indianapolis at Purdue University’s Natatorium.

On Friday, Wilber finished 15th in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 49.89, scoring two points for Whitworth. On Saturday, he finished the 200 yard backstroke in 16th with a time of 1:51.99, scoring an additional point. Wilber also swam the 50 yard free, placing 52nd with a time of 21.85.

Rossmiller swam the 100 yard backstroke, the 200 yard backstroke and the 400 yard individual medley. He placed 35, 32, and 33 respectively.

Galbraith swam the 100 yard back, the 200 yard back, and the 50 yard free, placing 35, 22, and 58 respectively.

Last year the Pirates men team scored 25 points in the national championship. This year the team tallied three points, all from Wilber’s races.

This national championship concludes swim season; the Pirates won’t compete again until next year.