Sports Recap: Feb. 1
by Zayn Roohi
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.
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.
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.
The Nanooks will head off to Conference in two weeks, with NCAA championships three weeks after that.