Oct. 13, 2010
This Week: The Washington State Swim team will travel to Stockton, Calif., to take part in the 2010 TYR Pacific Invitational, October 15-16...the two-day meet will begin Friday at 2 p.m., and will resume Saturday at 11 a.m.
Cougar Catch-Up: In the first weekend of competition, the Cougars defeated Idaho and Seattle in Moscow, Idaho, Oct. 8...Rugile Mileisyte and Talor Whitaker each won two events and led the Cougars in points...the three teams returned to Pullman the following day to compete in a relay meet at Gibb Pool...the Cougars were victorious again, defeating second-place Idaho by 44 points...Mileisyte was a part five winning teams at the event, more than any swimmer who competed in the meet.
WSU Last Season: The Cougars went 2-4 last season with wins against Northern Arizona and Seattle...the team finished the season with 11 WSU all-time top-10 performances and set two school records...senior Michaela Ahlin represented the Cougars at the NCAA Championships for the second-consecutive year.
2010-11 Outlook: The squad returns 14 letter winners including seniors Jennifer Dean, Rugile Mileisyte and Talor Whitaker...the trio of senior leaders hold three individual school records, contributed to five relay records and 13 spots on the Cougars' all-time top-10 lists...the team also welcomes nine newcomers this season.
Coaching Staff: Head coach Erica Quam is in her ninth season at WSU...under Quam the Cougars have set 19 school records and earned 92 different spots on school's all-time top 10 lists...she is joined by assistant coach Lindsay Henahan and student assistant coach Jesse Grow...Henahan is in her third season while Grow is in his second.