Cougar Swimming Completes Day One of Hawkeye Invitational
Nov. 30, 2012
In the championship meet style tournament, the Cougars competed with host Iowa, Denver, Michigan, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Nebraska-Lincoln and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The morning meet consisted of preliminaries, in which nine Washington State swimmers qualified for the finals which took place in the evening.
Senior Shelbi Luchini finished eighth overall in the preliminary rounds in the 200 IM posting a time of 2:03.03. Junior Kelly Tannhauser finished tenth in the in the same event with a time of 2:03.58. In the 50 free prelims, Emma Johansson posted the eighth fastest time to earn a spot in the finals (23.22).
In the finals the WSU relay comprised of Johansson, Bieleckaite, Kenney, and Proulx finished fourth overall in the 200 free relay (1:32.75). Luchini shined in the 200 IM final posting the seventh fastest time in the event (2:04.30). Johansson added to the Cougar point total finishing seventh in the 50 free final (23.19).
After day one of three in the tournament, the Cougars are sixth overall with a team score of 88. Currently, Michigan is leading the competition, posting a team score of 237. The Cougars return to the pool Saturday for day two, WSU swimming action continues Saturday, Prelims at 8a.m. and Finals at 4p.m. Pacific.
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