Feb. 16, 2008
SEATTLE, Wash. - The Washington State swim team won four races but it couldn't match No. 24 Washington as the Cougars finished up their dual meet season with a 148-109 loss to the Huskies.
"We stepped up and did a great job of racing some swimmers with fast times," said WSU Head Coach Erica Quam. "We fought from the beginning to the end of the meet, and the team showed a lot of poise and composure."
Sophomore Michaela Ahlin paced WSU with two individual victories, narrowly out-touching Washington's Erin Campbell in the 100 butterfly (56.87) and winning the 200 butterfly (2:03.87).
Also picking up wins were freshman Sierra Burton in the 200 freestyle (1:53.00) and junior Afton Pickett in the 200 backstroke (2:03.90). Shawna Keller garnered first place points in the 200 IM due to Washington choosing to exhibition its swimmers in that event.
The 200 medley relay of Rugile Mileisyte, Elyse Peterson, Ahlin and Burton placed second behind the Huskies in 1:46.46. The 400 free relay took first place points with a time of 3:29.21 after UW exhibitioned its relay squad's faster time.
The Huskies were led by Kim Jasmer and Genna Patterson with two victories apiece.
"This meet sets us up well going into the Pac-10s in two weeks," said Quam. "We finished our races strongly across the board and really swam some smart races."
The Cougars finish the regular season with a 5-2 dual meet record and will travel back to Long Beach, Calif., for the Pacific-10 Conference championships Feb. 27-March 1.