FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – The Washington State swimming team scored 63 points on the second day of the Pac-12 Swimming and Diving Championships, slipping to eighth place with a total of 155 points. The Cougars trail Oregon State (seventh, 158) by just three points.
Cougar senior Emma Johansson made the first splash for the Cougars by placing eighth in the “B” final (16th overall) in the 50 free with a time of 23.09 seconds.
The Washington State relay team of Johansson, Nicole Proulx, Alison Mand, and Anne Kenney concluded the second day of the conference championships with a seventh-place finish in the 200 free relay, with a finals time of 1:31.64. Their time broke the previous school record for the 200 free relay by two-hundredths of a second, and is the second school record set by the Cougars thus far in the Pac-12s.
“It was a good day but we are looking for great,” WSU Head Coach Tom Jager said. “We set another school record in the sprint relay. We hope to step it up a notch tomorrow. I am proud of the way we swam today, but we are looking for better.”
The Cougars remain in front of Arizona State (ninth, 150.5) at the halfway point in the championships. Stanford leads the way with 507 points. USC (448) is in second, and California (400.5) is in third entering day three.
The third day of the Pac-12 Championships is set to begin Friday at 11 a.m.