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Swimming Dominates Competition At Patriot Invitational
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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 12/03/2000
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Dec. 3, 2000

FAIRFAX, Va.-- The Washington State University women's swim team continued its strong performance, by winning the Patriot Invitational at George Mason University Sunday. The Cougars concluded the three-day event in impressive style, winning by a margin of 265 points.

Cougar swimmers recorded 10 wins and five second-place finishes out of 17 total events in the meet, for a final score of 916 points. Ohio University placed second with 651, Boston College finished third with 322, and the host school, George Mason, placed sixth in the 13-team field.

Taryn Ternent, a freshman from Edenvale, South Africa, led the Cougars by recording three individual wins and four relay wins in the competition. Ternent won the 100 freestyle in a time of 51.85 seconds, and led the 400 freestyle relay team to victory Sunday. Earlier in the meet, she won the 100 backstroke, 50 freestyle, and swam on the winning 200 medley, 400 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams. In addition, Ternent's times moved her name higher on WSU's all-time lists for each individual event: 50 freestyle-second, 100 freestyle-second, 100 backstroke-third.

Cougar freshman Andree-Anne LeRoy (Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada) recorded the fastest time of the day in the 200 backstroke, 2:02.75, while swimming in a consolation heat. Ohio's Emily Bresser won the event with a time of 2:02.92. WSU freshmen Katie Byrnes (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) took second and Sasha Taylor (Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada) eighth. LeRoy had already set a WSU school record by winning the 200 individual medley in a time of 2:05.06 Friday.

In the 1,650 freestyle, sophomore Jill Olson (Seattle, Wash.) swam away with a victory in a time of 17:11.06. Also swimming well for the Cougars, sophomore Rebecca Cohen (Portland, Ore.) placed seventh and freshman Semah Zavareh (Houston, Texas) took ninth.

WSU concluded the competition with a win in the 400 freestyle relay by a team made up of Ternent, Cohen, LeRoy, and sophomore Lindsay Henahan (Rochester, N.Y.). The Cougars' "B" team of Byrnes, sophomore Rachelle Carano (Reno, Nev.), freshman Theresa Dunn (Morgan Hills, Calif.), and sophomore Sara Schmied (Woodinville, Wash.) placed fifth in the same event.

"During this competition, we learned a lot about who we are as a team and what we can accomplish," WSU head coach Rocco Aceto said. "We have reached the half-way point in the season, and are beginning to realize how we can reach our lofty goals."

The WSU Cougars' next competition will be January 6 in Denver, Colo., against Denver and UCSD.

Patriot Invitational, December 1-3, 2000
Mason Aquatic and Fitness Center
Fairfax, Va.

(all distances in yards)
(top 8 positions in each race made finals, other finishers' times are from consolation heats)

TEAM SCORING: 1. Washington State (WSU) 916, 2. Ohio University (OHIO) 651, 3. Boston College (BC) 482, 4. Columbia University (COL) 331.5, 5. Buffalo (UB) 321, 6. George Mason (GMU) 303, 7. Old Dominion (ODU) 270, 7. George Washington (GW) 270, 9. Shippensburg (SHIP) 119, 10. Georgetown (GU) 103.5, 11. Saint Francis (SFC) 54, 12. Howard University (HU) 50, 13. Xavier University (XU) 4.

DAY 3 RESULTS:

200 Backstroke
1.   Emily Bresser (OHIO)  2:02.92
2.   Katie Byrnes (WSU)  2:04.27
3.   Shannon Kelly (OHIO)  2:04.55
4.   Abby Delia (UB)  2:07.00
5.   Melody Wolf (ODU)  2:07.45
8.   Sasha Taylor (WSU)  2:08.99
9.   Andree-Anne LeRoy (WSU)  2:02.75
14. Tatiana Maristany (WSU)  2:09.94
20. Theresa Dunn (WSU)  2:11.44

100 Freestyle: 1. Taryn Ternent (WSU) 51.85 2. Kim Van Selm (OHIO) 52.77 3. Becca Cohen (WSU) 52.87 4. Jen Lastfogel (GMU) 52.98 5. Lindsay Henahan (WSU) 53.32 9. Sara Schmied (WSU) 53.93 18. Christina Swanson (WSU) 54.47

200 Breaststroke: 1. Louise Middlemore (GMU) 2:20.24 2. Nell Friar (GW) 2:21.51 3. Jessica Miller (ODU) 2:22.66 4. Emily Bresser (OHIO) 2:23.32 5. Rachel Dong (WSU) 2:25.29 22. Nicole Chinn (WSU) 2:31.58

200 Butterfly: 1. Lucy Eccleston (COL) 2:04.14 2. Melissa Hubley (WSU) 2:04.44 3. Kara Ficthorn (ODU) 2:05.35 4. Christy Milstead (GMU) 2:06.01 5. Rachelle Carano (WSU) 2:06.17 18. Nicole Chinn (WSU) 2:12.85 19. Semah Zavareh (WSU) 2:13.20

400 Freestyle Relay: 1. WSU (A) (Cohen, Ternent, LeRoy, Henahan) 3:29.78 2. OHIO (A) 3:31.14 3. COL (A) 3:34.96 4. BC (A) 3:35.34 5. WSU (B) (Byrnes, Carano, Dunn, Schmied) 3:35.39

1,650 Freestyle: 1. Jill Olson (WSU) 17.11.06 2. Jamie D'Agostina (ODU) 17.24.02 3. Any Blume (COL) 17.25.39 4. Crystal Freeman (GW) 1:35.81 5. Erin Goodhart (SHIP) 17:40.58 7. Becca Cohen (WSU) 17:43.46 9. Semah Zavareh (WSU) 17:47.91 44. Carrie Breed (WSU) 19:37.01

DAY 2 RESULTS:

200 Medley Relay: 1. WSU (A) (LeRoy, Swanson, Henahan, Ternent) 1:46.11 2. BC (A) 1:48.46 3. WSU (B) (Byrnes, Dong, Carano, Schmied) 1:48.91 4. GMU (A) 1:50.03 5. OHIO (A) 1:50.18

400 Individual Medley: 1. Tricia Kessler (OHIO) 4:27.79 2. Shannon Kelly (OHIO) 4:28.30 3. Lucy Eccleston (COL) 4:31.69 4. Andree-Anne LeRoy (WSU) 4:34.65 5. Lauren Keibler (BC) 4:35.73 6. Katie Byrnes (WSU) 4:36.47 16. Nicole Chinn (WSU) 4:43.79

100 Butterfly: 1. Lindsay Henahan (WSU) 56.58 2. Chisty Milstead (GMU) 57.37 3. Rachel Dong (WSU) 57.59 4. Rachelle Carano (WSU) 57.95 5. Claire Madonia (OHIO) 58.21 6. Melissa Hubley (WSU) 58.44 7. Taryn Ternent (WSU) 58.51

200 Freestyle: 1. Kim Van Selm (OHIO) 1:52.49 2. Becca Cohen (WSU) 1:53.41 3. Jen Lastfogel (GMU) 1:55.07 4. Jolie Pun (UB) 1:55.61 5. Kristen Fagley (GW) 1:55.71 8. Sasha Taylor (WSU) 1:56.70 10. Jill Olson (WSU) 1:56.70 17. Semah Zavareh (WSU) 1:56.99

100 Breaststroke: 1. Louise Middlemore (GMU) 1:04.52 2. Nell Friar (GW) 1:05.97 3. Rachel Dong (WSU) 1:06.33 4. Jessica Miller (ODU) 1:06.47 5. Michelle Lane (BC) 1:06.49 6. Christina Swanson (WSU) 1:06.73 9. Rachelle Carano (WSU) 1:07.78

100 Backstroke: 1. Taryn Ternent (WSU) 57.25 2. Emily Bresser (OHIO) 57.58 3. Andree-Anne LeRoy (WSU) 57.71 4. Katie Byrnes (WSU) 58.54 5. Theresa Dunn (WSU) 59.30 8. Tatiana Maristany (WSU) 59.93 9. Sasha Taylor (WSU) 59.24 22. Sara Schmied (WSU) 1:01.79

800 Freestyle Relay: 1. OHIO (A) 7:44.76 2. WSU (A) (Cohen, Taylor, Olson, Zavareh) 7:49.56 3. BC (A) 7:50.65 4. COL (A) 7:53.49 5. GW (A) 7:54.94 13. WSU (B) 8:01.91

DAY 1 RESULTS:

200 Freestyle Relay: 1. WSU (A) (Ternent, Dong, Henahan, Swanson) 1:35.07 2. OHIO (A) 1:37.19 3. WSU (B) 1:38.19 4. BC (A) 1:38.30 5. COL (A) 1:38.74

500 Freestyle: 1. Kim Van Selm (OHIO) 4:58.44 2. Semah Zavareh (WSU) 5:03.83 3. Kristen Fagley (GW) 5:06.43 4. Jill Olson (WSU) 5:06.55 5. Katie Byrnes (WSU) 5:07.78 6. Becca Cohen (WSU) 5:08.41 22. Sasha Taylor (WSU) 5:13.43

200 Individual Medley: 1. Andree-Anne LeRoy (WSU) 2:05.06 2. Kara Ficthorn (ODU) 2:06.80 3. Tricia Kessler (OHIO) 2:07.58 4. Lauren Keibler (BC) 2:08.70 5. Rachelle Carano (WSU) 2:09.68 7. Rachel Dong (WSU) 2:10.18 10. Nicole Chinn (WSU) 2:09.45 22. Theresa Dunn (WSU) 2:13.32

50 Freestyle: 1. Taryn Ternent (WSU) 23.93 2. Alexis Kostopoulos (BC) 24.13 3. Stephanie Gotschall (OHIO) 24.17 4. Sara Schmied (WSU) 24.23 5. Lindsay Henahan (WSU) 24.25 6. Christina Swanson (WSU) 24.35

400 Medley Relay: 1. WSU (A) (LeRoy, Dong, Hubley, Ternent) 3:53.48 2. OHIO (A) 3:57.33 3. BC (A) 3:57.35 4. GMU (A) 3:58.02 5. ODU (A) 4:00.31

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