Cougars Remain Second With One Day Left of Speedo Cup Invitational

Dec. 6, 2002

Long Beach, Calif. - The Washington State University women's swim team continues to hold second place, Friday, after day two of the three-day Speedo Cup Invitational. In the second day of competition, WSU added 240 points to their 233 points from the first day of competition giving them a total of 473. The Cougars trail Pacific with 934 points, and hold a slim lead over San Diego (398).The Cougars mirrored their relay finishes from Thursday with a second place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:46.32) and third place the 800 free relay (7:40.89).

In individual competition, WSU had 11 swimmers make the finals in their respective events. Lindsay Henahan, who had a second place finish in the 50 free Thursday, grabbed another second place finish on Friday, this time in the 100 butterfly (54.37). Lisa Irwin (21), Sheena Mills (26) and Natascha Renfro (31) placed in the finals in that event.

Becca Cohen add to her fourth place finish in the 500 free from Thursday, with another fourth place finish Friday. Cohen finished fourth in the 200 free with a time of 1:52.55. Sasha Taylor (23) also landed in the finals in that event.

Jane Copland (7) and Lesley Ouellette (8) finished back-to-back in the 100 breaststroke for the Cougs with times of 1:05.20 and 1:06.96.

Rounding out the top finishers for WSU were Nicole Chinn (13) and Theresa Dunn (16) in the 100 backstroke.

For complete results from days one and two of the Speed Cup Invitational go to

The Speedo Cup Invitational wraps up Saturday Dec. 7. Events begin at 8:30 a.m., with finals starting at 6 p.m.

Speedo Cup Invitational (Day 2)Long Beach, California(all distances in yards)

TEAM SCORING:(top three places)Pacific (UOP) 934Washington State (WSU) 473University of California, San Diego (UCSD) 398

DAY TWO FINALS RESULTS:(top three places and all WSU finishers)

200 MEDLEY RELAY:1. UOP (A) 1:45.452. WSU (A) 1:46.323. UCD (A) 1:48.44

400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY:1. Sarah Houck (UOP) 4:18.872. Ashley Swart (USD) 4:21.493. Kristy Mathews (UOP) 4:24.40No WSU swimmers

100 BUTTERFLY:1. Shannon Catalano (UOP) 54.262. Lindsay Henahan (WSU) 54.373. Ashley Depaul (UN) 55.7021. Lisa Irwin (WSU) 59.6326. Sheena Mills (WSU) 59.6931. Natascha Renfro (WSU) 1:00.29

200 FREESTYLE:1. Robin Errecart (UOP) 1:49.582. Leilani Avilla (UOP) 1:51.783. Lara Bjargardottir (UCI) 1:52.474. Becca Cohen (WSU) 1:52.5523. Sasha Taylor (WSU) 1:58.93

100 BREASTSTROKE:1. Rosanna Delurgio (USCD) 1:03.442. Denise Bogard (USCD) 1:03.913. Heidi Schmidt (UOP) 1:04.107. Jane Copland (WSU) 1:05.208. Lesley Ouellette (WSU) 1:06.96

100 BACKSTROKE:1. Lara Pease (UN) 56.642. Alison Shaskey (UOP) 56.813. Kris Willey (UOP) 56.9213. Nicole Chinn (WSU) 59.0716. Theresa Dunn (WSU) 1:01.11

800 FREESTYLE RELAY:1. UOP (A) 7:32.092. USD (A) 7:37.433. WSU (A) 7:40.89

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