Nov. 13, 2007
This Week: The WSU swim team will be traveling to Arizona this weekend to play Northern Arizona Nov. 16 and Arizona State Nov. 17.
Cougar Catch-up: Two weeks ago, the Cougars hosted the Debbie Pipher Memorial Invite...Ohio State won the meet and WSU finished the close race in third with 204 points...in the `A' finals, Elyse Peterson won the 100 yard breaststroke (1:04.48) and the 200 yard breaststroke (2:21.75)...Michaela Ahlin came in first in the 100 yard butterfly (57.06)...two of the relays came in second with the 400 yard medley relay (3:48.92) and the 800 yard freestyle relay (7:36.30).
Scouting the Lumberjacks: Northern Arizona is coming off a tri-dual meet win over Idaho (163-126) and New Mexico State (164-131)...freshman Kim Kopra brought home two wins in the 100 meter breaststroke (1:13.42) and the 200 meter breaststroke (2:45.04)...the Lumberjacks are now 6-1 on the season and 2-0 in Western Athletic Conference competition.
Scouting the Sun Devils: Arizona State edged USC 158-141 in a dual meet over the weekend...the Sun Devils are now 5-1 on the season...ASU had a flurry of "B" standard qualifications with Caitlin Andrew earning the consideration in the 100 backstroke (55.10) and the 100 freestyle (50.53)...Ashley Evans earned the standard in the 200 IM (2:01.60)...Jess Perazzo also earned a "B" consideration in the 100 freestyle (50.77)...all three plus Jen Beckberger were members of the winning 200 medley relay (1:42.80).
Head Coach Erica Quam Says: "With a week off from racing, we had the chance to get in some quality sets and to work on some things we didn't do as well at the invitational like starts, relay exchanges and turns. We have two good days of racing ahead of us. We're focusing on racing, swimming smart and doing things correctly. I think we've really got a total team effort approach right now. We have a lot of swimmers we can count on to swim well and that is the strength of our team. Our freshmen are swimming well, and everyone is really doing an outstanding job."
Next Up for the Cougars: The Cougars will be headed to New Jersey and will compete in the Princeton Invitational Nov. 30-Dec. 2.