Feb. 21, 2001
Monday, February 19
During the Pacific-10 Conference Swimming Championships, diaries from two Cougars will be featured each day.
Tatiana Maristany is a freshman from Mexico City, Mexico. She swims the backstroke and freestyle events for the Cougars. Earlier this year, Maristany traveled to Torreon, Mexico, to compete in the Mexican National Swimming Championships. There, Maristany earned three national titles, claiming victory the 200-meter backstroke, 200-meter freestyle relay and 400-meter medley relay. In addition, her 400 medley team established a Mexican national record at the meet.
Maristany (2/21/01):'We are ready to start! Today was a relaxing day, but we are ready. Everyone is in their room shaving for the big meet. I still have to wait until tomorrow to do that because I don't swim the first day. I can't wait!'
'After tonight's warm up, everyone was saying how their bodies glide through the water. And that's the best feeling ever.'
'All shaved and tapered, we are ready. We have come a long way and we're finally here. We've trained so hard and now it's time to swim fast. Go Cougs!!'
Also featured will be a diary from WSU's Melissa Hubley:
Melissa Hubley is a sophomore from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. Last year at the Pac-10 Championships in her freshman season, Hubley shattered the WSU record for the 200 butterfly by nearly six seconds and moved herself into third place on the school's all time list for the 100 butterfly. This season, she has already established an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the 200 butterfly.
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