PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State swimming team lost its second consecutive dual meet Saturday to UCLA at Gibb Pool, with a final score of 142-80.
Nicole Proulx made the first big splash for the Cougars by notching a first-place finish in the 100 free with a time of 51.61 seconds. Proulx also finished second in the 200 free (1:53.42), and swam the first leg of the 400 free relay for the relay team that placed second. She was the highest scorer for Washington State in Saturday’s meet with 13 points.
Cougar senior Emma Johansson tabbed two second-place finishes in Saturday’s meet. Johansson finished the 50 fly in 25.10 seconds and the100 back in 57.29 seconds, taking second in both events.
“I liked two things today: I liked the way our team performed and I liked the way UCLA performed,” Washington State Head Coach Tom Jager said. “They are on a roll this year and they’re in the top 10. That’s good for our team to see. We are 40th right now, but we aren’t that far behind. They have some girls that can hammer us, but at their second level we aren’t that far behind.”
In the final event of the afternoon, UCLA’s relay team of Ting Quah, Linnea Mack, Kathryn Murphy, and Monica Dornick broke the Gibb Pool record in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:25.66. UCLA set four pool records total in the weekend’s dual meets.
Washington State is now 2-4 in dual meets this season.
The Cougars will stay home for their next competition, which will be a dual meet Friday, Jan. 24, against Oregon State at Gibb Pool.