Ahlin and Johnson Named wsucougars.com Student-Athletes of the Week
March 3, 2009
Ahlin, a junior from Tyreso, Sweden, broke three individual WSU records as well as contributing to three record-breaking relay performances at the Pac-10 Conference Championships and Invitational. She had three overall individual NCAA 'B' consideration times and three 'B' consideration times in relays. She had the best finish out of all WSU swimmers, a sixth-place finish in the 200 fly and earned a total 45 individual points for the Cougars.
Ahlin was selected to participate in the Pacific-10 Conference Invitational following the Conference Championships where she broke the WSU record in the 100 fly with a time of 53.72 earning her final NCAA 'B' consideration time of the weekend.
Two days later, he pitched three innings of hitless ball, gave up one walk, one run and struck out a career high six to notch his first-collegiate save. For the week, he gave up one run, one hit, walked one and struck out 10 in five innings for a 1.80 earned run average.
Other noteworthy performances from the week include senior Taylor Rochestie, who averaged 13 points, 5 assists, and 4.5 rebounds playing all 85 minutes in the sweep over the Arizona schools. His 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds left in overtime lifted the Cougars to a 51-49 upset of the Sun Devils on Saturday.
Freshman April Cook recorded her 20th and 21st double-digit scoring efforts of the season including 12 points in the 63-56 win over Arizona, completing a season sweep over the Wildcats for the first time since the 1995-96 season.
Lorraine King, a senior from Fontana, Calif., won the women's 60 hurdles with a lifetime-best time of 8.46 seconds at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Track Championships. King just missed the NCAA PQ time of 8.43. King also took fourth place in the women's 400m dash with a PR time of 54.95. Her 60m hurdles time is the fifth-best in school history and eclipsed her previous PR time of 8.53. In addition, King ran the anchor leg of the women's 4x400m relay team that finished fourth in a season-best time of 3:41.59.
The wsucougars.com student-athlete of the week recognizes Cougar student-athletes for their performance in the athletic arena each week. Check the official website of Cougar Athletics each Tuesday for the latest honorees.
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