Iowa City, Iowa – The Washington State women’s swimming team finished the first of three days of the Hawkeye Invitational in sixth place with 106 points. Notre Dame led the tournament at the end of Friday’s events with 232 points.
The relay team of Emma Johansson, Alison Mand, Haley Rose Love, and Anne Kenney placed second in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:31.66. The time was three tenths of a second better than the previous school record that had stood for nearly five years.
They scored 34 points collectively with their second-place finish. Nicole Proulx, Shaya Schaedler, Hailey Johnson, and Hailey Anderson placed 10th in the relay with a time of 1:35.14.
Cougars Kendra Griffin and and Elise Locke qualified for the C-final of the 500 free. They placed second and fourth, respectively. In the 200 IM, Kelly Tannhauser qualified for the A-final and finished in fourth place, earning 15 points for the Cougar effort. Loree Olson finished second in the B-final of the same event, scoring seven points.
Johansson tabbed a fifth-place finish in the A-final of the 50 free with a time of 22.97 for 14 points. Mand contributed six points by finishing third in the B-final of the same event (23.28). Proulx, Kenney, and Love all qualified for the C-final of the 50 free. Proulx and Kenney tied for third in the C-final, and Love finished sixth.
To round out the night, the relay team of Johansson, Frederikke Hall, Mand, and Proulx placed fourth in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:41.75. They added 30 points to the Cougars day-one total.
Preliminaries for day two at the Hawkeye Invitational will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. PST. Results will be posted at the conclusion of Saturday’s events.