Swimming Concludes Competition at Short Course Nationals

Dec. 5, 2009

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - It was a day of personal and season bests for the Oregon State women's swim team as the 2009 AT&T Short Course National Championships came to a close at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.

'Overall it was a really solid day of racing,' Oregon State women's swimming head coach Larry Liebowitz said. 'It was really hard to make the finals and I'm really proud of the way they swam today and all week.'

Junior Ellie Bradley set a personal best at in the 200y breaststroke with a time of 2:18.23 in prelims which advanced here into the C Finals where she swam a 2:20.65. Here prelims time ranks fifth all-time for Oregon State for the event.Signe Larson and Marisa Warman set season bests in the event with times of 2:22.20 and 2:22.48 respectively.

Rachel O'Brien set a personal best in the 200y butterfly with a time of 2:01.41 in the preliminaries but just missed making it into the finals. Her time places here eighth all-time at Oregon State. Signe Larson and Marisa Warman set season bests of 2:22.20 and 2:22.48 respectively.

Sophomore Anna Heller swam a career best of 2:01.22 in the C Final of the 200y backstroke. Jenni Dole swam a 2:00.53 in the C Final which is .51 seconds off of her career best. Both Heller and Dole's times place them in the top-10 all-time at Oregon State.

Anna Crandall and Keri Holmstrom set season bests in the 100y freestyle with times of 51.57 and 52.89. Crandall's time ties Lisa van Loben Sels for sixth all-time at Oregon State.

'It was a really good experience swimming against this quality of athletes,' Liebowitz said. 'It will definitely pay off the rest of the year.'

The Oregon State women's swimming team has two weeks off before the hit the pool again in competition when it takes on UNLV and San Diego State in San Diego, Calif. Dec. 19.

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