Cougars Fall To No. 10 UCLA

Jan. 7, 2004

LOS ANGELES - The 10th ranked UCLA women's swim team defeated Washington State University 84-74 in a Pacific-10 Conference dual meet, Wednesday.

The Cougars captured a win in the 300m breaststroke relay as the team of Monika Povilonyte, Lesley Ouellette and Kayli Changstrom clocked a time of 3:46.59 besting UCLA by nearly three seconds.

Despite winning one event, WSU stayed with UCLA, which is one of five Pac-10 teams ranked in the top 10 of the College Swim Coaches Association of America poll, by finishing second and third in eight of the 10 events.

The Cougars captured second place finishes in the 200m medley relay, 200m freestyle (Erin McCleave, 2:06.37), 400m IM (Kayli Changstrom, 5:07.48), 300m butterfly relay (3:22.89), 50m freestyle (Katie Van Horne, 28.08), 300m backstroke relay (3:19.06), 400m freestyle (Erin McCleave, 4:27.68) and 450m freestyle relay (4:10.02).

WSU returns to competition when it hosts Pacific, Jan. 16-17 at Gibb Pool.

Washington State vs. UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif.TEAM SCORING: UCLA 84, WSU 74January 7, 2004(Top place and WSU results)

Event 1: 200 Medley Relay 1) UCLA 'A' 1:57.85Naoko Watanabe, Amy Thurman, Kristen Lewis, Sara Platzer 2) Washington State 'A� 2:01.67 Erin McCleave, Monika Povilonyte, Nicole Chinn, Katie Van Horne 3) Washington State 'B' 2:07.94 Lindsey Backhouse, Lesley Ouellette, Thersa Dunn, Elizabeth Newhouse 4) Washington State 'C' 2:11.91 Sasha Taylor, Karen Eldred, Sheena Mills, Cadace Rodda

Event 2: 800 Freestyle1) Katie Nelson, UCLA 8:40.33

Event 3: 200 Freestyle 1) Kim Vandenberg, UCLA, 2:02.15 2) Erin McCleave, WSU, 2:06.37 3) Laurie Gregg, WSU, 2:11.12 4) Sasha Taylor, WSU, 2:13.17

Event 4: 400 IM 1) Jane Imagane, UCLA, 4:56.59 2) Kayli Changstrom, WSU, 5:07.48 3) Brianne Kelson, WSU, 5:22.00 4) Emily Chandler, WSU, 5:31.36

Event 5: 300 Butterfly Relay 1) UCLA 'B' 3:11.52Kristen Lewis, Krista Daley, Courtney Iversen 2) Washington State 'A� 3:22.89 Kayli Changstrom, Nicole Chinn, Lindsay Backhouse 3) Washington State 'B' 3:33.29 Laurie Gregg, Sheena Mills, Theresa Dunn

Event 6: 50 Freestyle 1) Sara Platzer, UCLA, 26.12 2) Katie Van Horne, WSU, 28.08 3) Lesley Ouellette, WSU, 28.20 4) Monika Povilonyte, WSU, 28.66 5) Emily Chandler, WSU, 29.94

Event 7: 300 Backstroke Relay 1) UCLA 'B' 3:18.57Kristen Lewis, Krista Daley, Courtney Iversen 2) Washington State 'A� 3:19.06 Lindsay Backhouse, Laurie Gregg, Brianne Kelson 3) Washington State 'B' 3:41.08 Elizabeth Newhouse, Theresa Dunn, Andrea Lubeck

Event 8: 400 Freestyle 1) Krista Daley, UCLA, 4:26.45 2) Erin McCleave, WSU, 4:27.68 3) Sasha Taylor, WSU, 4:36.98 4) Lisa Irwin, WSU, 4:51.22

Event 9: 300 Breaststroke Relay 1) Washington State 'A' 3:46.59Monika Povilonyte, Lesley Ouellette, Kayli Changstrom 2) UCLA 'B' 3:49.42 Leslie Hovsepian, Isabel Miesner, Naoko Watanabe 3) Washington State 'B' 4:09.06 Nicole Chinn, Candace Rodda, Karen Eldred

Event 10: 450 Freestyle Relay 1) UCLA 'A' 4:08.15Kim Scarborough, Krista Daley, Katie Nelson, Isabel Miesner 2) Washington State 'A' 4:10.02 Erin McCleave, Lesley Ouellette, Katie Van Horne, Nicole Chinn 3) Washington State 'B' 4:30.56 Sheena Mills, Laurie Gregg, Theresa Dunn, Brianne Kelson

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