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Cougars Prepare for Final Home Meet of Season
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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 02/04/2003
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Feb. 4, 2003

COUGAR INVITATIONAL: The Washington State University women's swim team hosts the Cougar Invitational, Saturday, February 8 at 11 a.m...the meet marks the final home competition for the Cougars this season....WSU will compete against a group from Spokane Area Swimming (SAS) and possibly a group from a Tri-City area swim club.

"The invitational will give us a chance to put people in events for the Pac-10's," said WSU Head Coach Erica Quam. "It will also get them focusing in on a little more speed work going into our championship meet at the end of the month."

LAST MEET: WSU dropped two dual meets at Oregon State January 31 and February 1...the losses give the Cougars an overall record of 3-4 and a Pac-10 record of 0-3...Friday night the Cougars fell to the Beavers, 100-78 in the first dual meet of the weekend... Saturday OSU defeated WSU, 102-84.

COACH QUAM: Erica Quam has a dual meet record of 3-4 with the WSU women's swim team in her first year as head coach...Quam spent the past five years as an assistant at Southern Methodist University.

IN THE FASTLANE: Lindsay Henahan broke the Stevens Natatorium record in the 100 fly with a time of 56.32 Friday night...Henahan has now broken two pool records this season, the first one coming November 22 at home against UW...she is ranked 12th in the nation in the 100 butterfly.

"Lindsay's done a great job all summer and all season long," Quam said. "She's excited about improving her times and reaching the NCAA automatic time standard."

PAC-10 PRESTIGE: Currently, the Pac-10 swimming conference has seven of the nine teams (Oregon does not have a swim team) ranked in the top 25 in the nation by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.

NEXT COMPETITION: The Cougars have three weeks off before competing in the Pac-10 Championships, February 27-March 1 in Federal Way.

Washington State Cougars Women's Swimming
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