Cougars Come Up Short In Relays

Jan. 16, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University women's swim team fell to Pacific, 206-196, in a close relay meet Friday at Gibb Pool. The Cougars and Tigers swapped leads throughout the meet. With one event left, WSU led by four. Pacific was able to capture first, third, and fourth in the final event, the 400 yard freestyle relay, to capture the victory, spoiling Washington State's first home meet of the season.

The Cougars grabbed four first place finishes, while the Tigers placed first in six of the events.

'I was really excited about our performance in the meet tonight,' WSU Head Coach Erica Quam said. 'I think one of the things we wanted to focus on was getting up and racing. It was a close meet all the way through and it got more exciting as it went on. Even though we got more tired, we still stayed strong in the end.'

The Cougars get another shot at the Tigers, Saturday, this time in a dual meet.

'We hope that the relay meet will give us some confidence and some momentum,' Quam said. 'Pacific's a very talented team, they've got some excellent swimmers, and I know they'll be very tough again tomorrow. I hope this gives us the confidence to get up and race them tough again tomorrow.'

The dual meet between WSU and Pacific begins Saturday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. in Gibb Pool.

University of the Pacific vs. Washington StatePullman, Wash.(all distances in yards)

TEAM SCORING: University of the Pacific (UOP) 206, Washington State (WSU) 196


300 BUTTERFLY RELAY:1. UOP (A) 2:59.132. WSU (A) 2:59.843. UOP (B) 3:07.044. WSU (B) 3:07.63

300 BACKSTOKE RELAY:1. WSU (A) 2:56.202. UOP (A) 3:00.863. WSU (B) 3:03.414. UOP (B) 3:15.255. WSU (C) 3:17.79

300 BREASTSTROKE RELAY:1. WSU (A) 3:22.152. UOP (A) 3:24.153. WSU (B) 3:29.784. UOP (B) 3:40.48

800 FREESTYLE RELAY:1. UOP (A) 7:45.362. WSU (A) 7:54.333. UOP (B) 8:00.214. WSU (B) 8:11.37

500 FREESTYLE RELAY:1. UOP (B) 4:39.052. WSU (A) 4:39.103. UOP (A) 4:39.274. WSU (B) 4:57.10

400 MEDLEY RELAY:1. UOP (A) 3:57.922. WSU (A) 3:59.293. WSU (B) 4:02.664. UOP (B) 4:09.365. WSU (C) 4:16.05

200 FREESTYLE RELAY:1. UOP (A) 1:38.502. UOP (B) 1:38.633. WSU (A) 1:40.484. WSU (B) 1:42.055. WSU (C) 1:47.07

1200 FREESTYLE RELAY:1. WSU (A) 12:25.902. UOP (B) 12:38.053. UOP (A) 12:41.474. WSU (B) 13:04.61

400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY RELAY:1. WSU (A) 4:03.232. UOP (B) 4:06.923. WSU (B) 4:10.244. UOP (A) 4:21.345. WSU (C) 4:25.776. UOP (C) 4:30.89

400 FREESTYLE RELAY:1. UOP (A) 3:33.402. WSU (A) 3:35.873. UOP (B) 3:41. 474. UOP (C) 3:44.695. WSU (B) 3:45.68

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