STREAK STAYS ALIVE AS BEAVERS FALL TO NO. 25 WASHINGTON

Feb. 12, 2005

Corvallis, Ore. -

Oregon State got seven individual victories in a total of 14 events but couldn't overcome No. 25 Washington to capture their second conference victory Saturday afternoon in Seattle. Oregon State had hopes of breaking a 24 dual meet losing streak against Washington, but lost with the final score of 147-115. The Beavers (6-6 overall, 1-5 Pacific-10) got two victories from Ausra Pacebutaite in the 100 and 200 backstroke, and from Courtney Eads in the 500 freestyle and 200 individual medley. The Beavers also got victories in the 1000 freestyle from Sandy Hong, the 200 butterfly from Monika Miroslaw, and the 100 Butterfly from Christina Kinney.

'We swam pretty well and they did a good job,' OSU head coach Larry Liebowitz said. 'We won seven races, which I believe speaks well of what is to come.'

Freshman Courtney Eads's first place finish in the 200 individual medley of 2:02.98 shattered her prior best time of 2:07.16. Despite being only the second time she has raced that event this year, her time ranks third all-time at Oregon State.

'Courtney is showing that she is really a world class athlete,' Liebowitz said. 'We wanted to win as many individaul events as possible, and I thought she had a great chance to win the event and help the team.'

Sopomore Sandy Hong also had a career night in the 1000 freestyle. Hong swam to a 10:11.78 in her first place finish in the 1000 freestyle. The time is her best ever and ranks 2nd overall on Oregon State's all-time list in the 1000 freestyle.

'Her last two meets have been wonderful,' Liebowitz said. 'She should have really good times to finish off the year.'

Overall there are sentiments of disappointment at the loss to UW. Liebowitz pointed out that the girls were really excited for the meet and were looking forward to breaking through and stopping the streak, but for now it remains at 25 until next year.

'We are disappointed that we didn't win to break the streak,' Liebowitz said. 'I feel though that the team is making progress and their minds are in the right place and I think we will finish the year well.'

NO. 25 WASHINGTON 147, OREGON STATE 115

(Scorers and Oregon State finishers; 'ex.' denotes exhibition non-scorer)

200 MEDLEY RELAY - 1.University of Washington A 2. Oregon State University A 3. University of Washington B 4. University of Washington C 5. Oregon State University A 1,000 FREESTYLE -  1 Hong, Sandy  OSU 10:08.45  2. Megan Bright UW 10:22.13 3. 3 Murray, Blythe  10:31.43  4 Hentzen, Courtney 10:39.52 5 Postma, Erin 11:00.92 200 FREESTYLE - 1 Olson, Sharon 1:50.19  2 Eads, Courtney  FR Oregon State 1:50.37 3. Liu, Liya 1:54.54 4 Rogers, Rebecca 1:55.74 5 Embertson, Mari 1:57.15 6 Kinney, Danielle 1:57.98 100 BACKSTROKE- 1 Pacebutaite, Ausra 56.92 2 Johnson, Desiree 56.93 Patterson, Mary 59.08 4 Bernard, Nicole 59.87 5. Thomas, Ashleigh 1:03.41 6 Hong, Jessie 1:05.98 100 BREASTSTROKE- 1 Shortt, Caitlyn 1:03.37 2 Castenada,Felicia 1:04.27 3 Buchanan, Jessica A 1:05.19 4 Kloos, Erin 1:07.12 5 Schaab, Leah 1:09.24 6 Ringquist, Kaitlin 1:11.22  200 BUTTERFLY - 1 Miroslaw, Monika 2:03.42 2 Kinney, Christina 2:03.73 3 Sherfey, Casey 2:05.18 4 Hilyard, Anissa 2:05.42 5 Rogers, Rebecca 2:20.52 6 Postma, Erin 2:25.74 50 FREESTYLE - 1 Epperson, Brittany 23.59 2 Huston, Kristin 24.18 3 Wirth, Erika 24.28 4 Seely, Rachel 24.34 Concoran, Kelly  24.69 6 Lemons, Janelle 25.25  100 FREESTYLE - 1 Epperson, Brittany 51.38 2 Olson, Sharon 51.55 3 Huston, Kristin 52.15 4 Wirth, Erika 52.89 5 Bever, Maggie 53.28 6 Kinney, Danielle 55.16 200 BACKSTROKE -    1 Pacebutaite, Ausra 2:05.04 2 Johnson, Desiree 2:05.30 3 Patterson, Mary E 2:07.19 4 Bernard, Nicole M 2:08.49 5. Thomas, Ashleigh  2:11.41 6 Hong, Jessie 2:15.60 200 BREASTSTROKE - 1 Shortt, Caitlyn A 2:15.81 2 Castenada, Felicia  2:20.01 3 Buchanan, Jessica A Washington-2:20.24 4 Kloos, Erin 2:23.53 5 Embertson, Mari 2:23.59 6 Schaab, Leah 2:26.01  500 FREESTYLE - 1 Eads, Courtney 4:53.84 2 Olson, Sharon A  4:57.66 3 Hong, Sandy 4:58.70 McMurray, Blythe 5:06.34 5 Bright, Megan 5:12.16 6 Kinney, Danielle 5:14.32 100 BUTTERFLY -  1 Kinney, Christina 57.23 2 Sherfey, Casey 58.17 3 Wirth, Erika 58.38 4 Miroslaw, Monika 58.69 Hilyard, Anissa 58.78 6 Bever, Maggie 59.55 400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1 Eads, Courtney 2:02.98 2 Shortt, Caitlyn 2:03.55 3 Kloos, Erin M 2:08.25 4 Embertson, Mari 2:08.47 5 Buchanan, Jessica 2:11.06 6 Miroslaw, Monika 2:11.38 400 FREESTYLE RELAY -  1 University of Washington-PN  'A' 3:26.85 2 Oregon State University  'A' 3:28.63 3 University of Washington-PN  'B' 3:33.53 4 Oregon State University  'B' 3:34.85 5 University of Washington-PN  'C'         x3:36.87 6 Oregon State University  'C' x3:48.97 

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