|S&D rolls vs Seattle U|
Sophomore Rachel Millet won three individual events and junior Megan Venlos and freshman Jamie Sterbis both won two as the University of Idaho Swimming and Diving team defeated conference foe Seattle University, 175-86 Saturday at the UI Swim Center.
The Vandals dominated across the board by winning 14 events including the 200-yard medley relay and the 400-yard free relay to give them their first Western Athletic Conference win of the season.
"It's pretty important to get a win when you can get them," Head Coach Mark Sowa said. "Anytime you get to race somebody within your conference, it ups the ante a little bit."
Millet put forth another dominating performance in the second meet of the season by winning the 50-, 500- and 1000-yard freestyle events. She also won three individual events last week against Boise State University.
"Rachel continues to impress," Sowa said. "We put her in some uncomfortable situations with events that she normally doesn't swim, so that was good training for us right there."
Sterbis and fellow freshman Janelle Stacy did not look like first-year collegiate athletes in their second career meet. Sterbis won the 100- and 200-yard fly and Stacy won the 100-yard backstroke event and finished second behind junior Sammi Mischkot in the in the 200-yard back.
The Vandals were also buoyed by Venlos and senior Kelsie Saxe, who are having strong starts to their seasons. Venlos placed first in the 100- and 200-yard free events, while Saxe won the 200-yard IM.
Sowa said he was proud of the team for battling through fatigue in their second meet in two weeks.
"Overall, I liked our intensity and I liked our focus," Sowa said. "That's a good thing and that should carry over for the next couple weeks of training."
Idaho will face off against the Air Force Academy Nov. 2, at Colorado Springs, and against the University of Denver, Nov. 3 at Denver.