Three Qualify For NCAA Championships During Husky Invite

Jan. 16, 2009

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - After the first day of competition, the Oregon State women's swim team sits in fourth place with 254 points during the Husky Invitational with three swimmers moving onto the Oregon State all-time list and three swimmers qualifying for the NCAA Championships.

'It was a great first day,' head coach Larry Liebowitz said. 'They swam really really well. Almost everyone went season bests and a lot of lifetime bests too. If we can carry this for two more days, it will be a good weekend for us.'

Saori Haruguchi qualified for the NCAA Championships with her fifth place finish in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:02.61.

Anna Crandall broke two season best times and qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 200 individual medley with her 10th place finish in 2:03.02. Crandall also set a new personal record in the 50 freestyle with her ninth place finish, 23.66, which was good enough to be tied for third on the Oregon State all-times list.

Brittney Iverson also qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:02.35 and also set a new personal record in the 50 freestyle, 23.91.

Katherine Hagan moved into seventh on the all-times list in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:58.69, which also broke her old personal record of 5:00.64 set last season. Hagan also set a new season record in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.17.

Also to join the Oregon State all-times list was Anna Heller in the 500 freestyle, 5:00.43, which puts her in ninth on the list, and in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:04.76, also good for ninth on the list.

Six other swimmers set new personal records today including, Corrinne Burrow in the 200 individual medley (2:07.41), Jenni Dole in the 50 freestyle (23.88), Signe Larson in the 50 freestyle (25.05) and the 200 individual medley (2:09.45), Ginny Omundson in the 50 freestyle (25.92), Rachel Polack in the 50 freestyle (24.91) and Rachel Wahl in the 500 freestyle (5:02.52) and the 200 individual medley (2:07.97).

Oregon State jumps back into the pool Friday, Dec. 5, during the second day of competition at the Husky Invitational with the preliminaries beginning at 9:30 a.m., followed by the finals beginning at 6 p.m.

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