Sports Recap: Feb. 1

by Zayn Roohi

Photo Editor

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Soren Butler prepares to shoot during the Nanooks match against West Virginia on Saturday morning, which they lost 4688-4691. – Zayn Roohi / Photo Editor


The No. 2 ranked Nanooks competed against No. 1 ranked West Virginia this weekend.

Saturday morning’s match was won by narrow margins, with West Virginia coming out on top with a score of 4691-4688. The Nanooks won the smallbore event, but the Mountaineers won by enough during the air rifle portion to win the match.

Sunday was won by even closer margins, with the Nanooks coming out on top 4706-4705, meaning the match was decided by one shot. Just like Saturday, the Nanooks won the smallbore portion but lost the air rifle. This time they managed to score enough points during the smallbore to win the match.

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Freshman Luke Johnson shoots during the Nanook’s match against West Virginia on Saturday morning. The Nanooks lost Saturday’s match, but won Sundays. – Zayn Roohi / Photo Editor

This marks the end of the Nanook’s home season. They will travel to Colorado next Thursday, with conference next weekend and NCAA championships March 13-14 here at UAF.











Kelly Meierotto sprints to the finish of the 100 backstroke Saturday morning during the Nanook’s meet against Loyola Marymount University. The Nanooks went on the lose the meet 100 to 126. – Zayn Roohi / Photo Editor

After unscored preliminaries Friday night, the Division II Nanook swim team went on to lose 100-126 against Division I Loyola Marymount University Saturday morning.

The Nanooks trailed all morning, almost closing the gap on the Lions several times, but ultimately failing to do so.

Even with the loss, the Nanooks had a few successes, most notably when senior Margot Adams broke her own pool record in the 100 butterfly. A relay team made up of Adams, Danielle Lyons, Martha Hood and Victoria Adams also broke the record in the 200 freestyle, which was previously owned by Adams and Lyons.

The meet was the last home meet, marking the end of the regular season. The team honored all the seniors that were a part of the team for the last four years.


Senior Danielle Lyons competes in the 50 breaststroke preliminaries late Friday night during the Nanook’s meet against D I Loyola Marymount University. – Zayn Roohi / Photo Editor

The Nanooks will head off to Conference in two weeks, with NCAA championships three weeks after that.

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