Jan. 30, 2013
Washington State swimming takes on Idaho in a battle of the Palouse Friday Feb. 1, 2013 at 5 p.m. at Gibb Pool...last season the Cougars faced the Vandals in Moscow losing 159.5-134.5...WSU leads the series against Idaho 17-7 undefeated at home since 1985...Cougars look to even their record to 5-5 for dual meets this season.
Last week the Cougars edged out Oregon State 137-125 in a fight to the finish...win over OSU came from a strong team effort led by senior Evelina Bieleckaite who won the 50 free (24.55) for WSU setting off a run of three Cougar victories in a row.... Nicole Proulx went on to win the 100 free (52.03) and Loree Olson finished first in the 200 back (2:02.26)...in the 400 free relay the WSU "A" relay of Proulx, Anne Kenney, Bieleckaite, and Jenna Bekker finished ahead of the Beavers with a time of 3:29.39, nearly four seconds before OSU.
HIGHLIGHTING OREGON STATE
The Idaho Vandals finished seventh at WAC Championships last season...Vandals are 4-4 this season including wins over Seattle and Northern Arizona.
Head coach Tom Jager is in his second year at Washington State after spending seven years coaching at Idaho...Jager is a six-time NCAA Champion, and a two-time Olympic gold medalist...Jager is joined by assistant coach Adriana Quirke...Quirke was Jager's assistant coach at Idaho for the past three seasons...rounding out the Cougar coaching staff is volunteer assistant coach Jessie Grow.