Jodie Primus led the Lawrence University women’s swimming team to a 147-90 dual meet victory over Lake Forest College last Saturday at the Boldt Natatorium.
Primus, a native of Madison, led the Viking women by winning the 1,000-yard freestyle in 11 minutes, 28.34 seconds, the 200 individual medley in 2:21.76, and the 200 breaststroke in 2:37.88.
For her efforts, Primus was named the Midwest Conference Swimmer of the Week.
Nick Morphew posted a 3-1 record and took second place at 133 pounds in last Saturday’s North Central College Invitational in Naperville, IL. A sophomore from Prophetstown, IL, Morphew improved his season record to 16-7 with five pins.
Morphew rolled through his second round match with a 39-second pin of Wheaton College’s Zach Houston. Morphew then defeated Mike Faltinson of Elmhurst College 5-3 in the quarterfinals. A medical forfeit by North Central College’s Solvitore Rigatano put Morphew in the finals. Morphew’s run to the title was finally stopped by Coe College’s Adam Hutchinson when he pinned Morphew in the championship match.
Thanks to Morphew’s heroics, the Vikings placed second in the 22-team tournament.