Cougars host Apple Cup of Swimming

Nov. 15, 2000

Washington State University hosts the University of Washington for the Apple Cup of women's swimming Thursday, November 16, beginning 7 p.m. at Gibb Pool in Pullman.

The Cougars have a 5-1 record this season, but are 0-21-1 all-time against the Huskies.

'This is a great intrastate rivalry, but up to this point we haven't proved to be a rival,' WSU coach Rocco Aceto said. 'We are honored to compete with a team that has such a prolific winning streak.'

WSU is coming off an impressive 185-76 rout over San Jose State November 4 in Pullman.

'Our team has learned how to train aggressively,' Aceto said. 'In the last meet, we began to race aggressively.'

This week's meet will be in an 11-event format, the same format used in the meet against South Carolina, a 119-86 Cougar win October 21. A 14-event format was used in the Cougars' most recent meet against San Jose State.

Freshmen swimmers have recorded 15 WSU All-Time Top 10 performances in three meets this season. The following freshmen currently hold positions in school top 10 lists: Taryn Ternent third in the 100 back and 100 free, and fifth in the 50 free. Andree-Anne LeRoy fifth in the 100 back, 200 back and 200 IM. Rachel Dong fourth in the 100 fly, sixth in the 200 breast, eighth in the 100 breast and ninth in the 200 IM. Katie Byrnes seventh in the 200 back and 10th in the 400 IM. Semah Zavareh eighth in the 1,650 free. Sasha Taylor ninth in the 200 back. Christina Swanson ninth in the 100 breast.

--www.wsucougars.com--

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