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Cougar Swimming Hosts USC in Cougs Wave Pink Meet
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 10/22/2011
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Oct. 22, 2011


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PULLMAN, Wash. - In their second meeting in school history, the Washington State swim team fell to USC 107-84 in Gibb Pool, Saturday.

In the dual meet, the Trojans set five Gibb Pool records, including the record in the 500 free for the second day in a row. After the weekend's events, USC holds Gibb Pool records in a total of nine events. In addition, the Trojans reached two NCAA "B" standards in the 400 IM with Katinka Hosszu and Stina Gardell clocking times of 4:12.23 and 4:17.64, respectively; Hosszu time marks the Gibb Pool record in that event. Hosszu was also the highest individual point scorer with a total of 18. Other Gibb Pool records were set in the 400 medley relay, 100 fly and 100 breast.

In the Cougs Wave Pink Meet, Washington State had its best finish in the 200 freestyle relay where the team, comprised of junior Evelina Bieleckaite, junior Jenna Bekker, senior Melissa Bogert and freshman Nicole Proulx, came in second place. The team touched the wall 0.05 seconds before the third place team from USC.

Cougar seniors Jessie Craig and Danielle Palumbo finished the meet tied for second in the individual rankings, both earning 10 individual points.

"I think we have a great group of athletes who are giving everything they got," stated Washington State Head Coach Tom Jager. "It makes me proud because these guys want nothing better than to be great, and I have fun coaching them."

The Cougar swim team returns to action Oct. 29, when it travels to Salt Lake City, to go head-to-head with Utah.

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