Jan. 24, 2001
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University women's swim team travels to Reno, Nev., for a pair of dual meets against the University of Nevada Friday and Saturday January 26-27 beginning at 7 p.m. and 11 a.m., respectively.
"I want our swimmers to think tactically as they race," WSU head coach Rocco Aceto said. "I want them to race to try to win their events, but think strategically within their races."
WSU has a 7-1 dual meet record this season after earning a split againt UCLA and UC-San Diego January 13 in Los Angeles. The Cougars defeated the Tritons 170-91, but fell to the Bruins 158-98.
WSU has an all-time record of 1-6 against Nevada, with the Wolfpack edging the Cougars by 99-95 last season. This year, WSU earlier faced Nevada at the Pacific Invitational in Stockton, Calif., October 13-14, where the Cougars placed second and the Wolfpack third.
The Cougars returned to Pullman last week after a two-week stay at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., during winter vacation. The trip gave the team access to many advanced training techniques and allowed the team to swim with several Olympians, including Tom Malchow, the world record holder and 2000 Gold Medallist in the 200 butterfly.
Cougar swimmers continue their assault on the school's record books. This season, WSU swimmers have established 27 marks on the school's all-time top 10 lists. Leading the way is freshman Andree-Anne LeRoy who broke the school record in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2 minutes 5.06 seconds at the Patriot Invitational in Fairfax, Va. LeRoy also holds second place in the 200 backstroke, and freshman Taryn Ternent holds second in the 50 and 100 freestyle, and third in the 100 backstroke.