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Washington State Women's Swimming and Diving


Chambers And Keller Claim Cougar Victories

November 20, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. - Cougars Gretchen Chambers and Katie Keller kept the Washington State women's swim team in tow despite a 138-66 loss to rival Washington at Gibb Pool on the eve of Apple Cup.

Chambers finished first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 55.53 seconds. This marked a season best time for the junior from Adelaide, Australia. She accomplished a 1:55.96 in last week's meet against San Jose State.

Keller edged out Washington's Jaina McClure, a sophomore transfer from Minnesota, in the 50 freestyle with a 24.05. The senior from Seattle, Wash. tied a season best time in the event.

Junior Erin Eldridge (Kirkland, Wash.) had to fight it out with Washington's Rae Abbott in the 200 breaststroke event. Abbott's first place time of 2:17.25 and Eldridge's second place time of 2:17.61 surpassed an NCAA consideration time standard (2:18.32). It also erased a Gibb Pool record of 2:20.57 set by Eldridge earlier this year. Both are ranked among the nation's top 15 in the event.

In team competition, UW and WSU's top relay teams surpassed a previous Gibb Pool record of 3:53.97 in the 400 medley relay. The UW team comprised of McClure, Abbott, Kristen Nagata, and Addy Elsner finished first with a 3:49.31 and the WSU team of Anna Hohmann, Eldridge, Sarah Ewan, and Keller finished second with a 3:52.65.

"We had a great meet and a lot of people stepped up," WSU assistant coach Alicia Hicken said. "We are dropping our times and I am confident we can still beat them at Pac-10's where it is a whole different meet."

The Cougars are now 3-4 on the season and will once again meet the Huskies Dec. 3-6 for the Husky Invitational at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way, Wash.

Washington 138, WSU 66
(All distances in yards)

400 Medley Relay - 1) UW (A), 3:49.31. 2) WSU (A), 3:52.65. 3) UW (B), 4:01.60.

1000 Freestyle - 1) Janella Bart (UW), 10:26.59. 2) Marcie Jones (UW), 10:29.59. 3) Julie Thom (WSU), 10:35.82.

200 Freestyle - 1) Gretchen Chambers (WSU), 1:55.53. 2) Sunny Harris (UW), 1:56.03. 3) Cory Smith (UW), 1:58.05.

50 Freestyle - 1) Katie Keller (WSU), 24.05. 2) Jaina McClure (UW), 24.25. 3) Jessica Thompson (UW), 24.91.

200 Individual Medley - 1) Addy Elsner (UW), 2:05.91. 2) Kelley Miedema (WSU), 2:10.24. 3) Jessica Dyer (UW), 2:10.77.

200 Butterfly - 1) Irene Schneider (UW), 2:07.01. 2) Machiko Watanabe (UW), 2:09.85. 3) Aimee Walters (WSU), 2:12.14.

100 Freestyle - 1) Kristen Nagata (UW), 51.42. 2) Katie Keller (WSU), 52.06. 3) Sarah Ewan (WSU), 54.58.

200 Backstroke - 1) Addy Elsner (UW), 2:04.22. 2) Anna Hohmann (WSU), 2:06.41. 3) Jessica Dyer (UW), 2:08.20.

500 Freestyle - 1) Janella Bart (UW), 5:03.84. 2) Gretchen Chambers (WSU), 5:05.84. 3) Marcie Jones (UW), 5:12.20.

200 Breaststroke - 1) Rae Abbott (UW), 2:17.25. 2) Erin Eldridge (WSU), 2:17.61. 3) Katie Leidel (WSU), 2:26.68.

400 Freestyle Relay - 1) UW (A), 3:33.90. 2) WSU (A), 3:41.89. 3) UW (B), 3:42.13.

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