Cougars Fall 149-113 To Rival Huskies

Nov. 11, 2005

SEATTLE - Washington State swimming finished behind rival Washington Friday as the Huskies posted a 149-113 dual meet victory over the Cougars at Husky Pool. Afton Pickett, Erin McCleave and Bryn Mooney earned individual wins in the event.

'They are a tough team to swim at home,' said WSU Head Swimming Coach Erica Quam. 'I thought we did a good job and showed that we are racing well. We are getting closer and we're just a touch behind in some events. It was a great opportunity to swim against a quality opponent early in the season as we continue to prepare for the coming Pac-10 and NCAA events.'

Pickett contributed nine points to the WSU total placing first in the 200 backstroke (2:04.15) and second in the 100 backstroke (58.33). McCleave swam to the top spot in the 100 backstroke (57.00) and finished second in the 500 freestyle (4:54.79) while Mooney added a win in the100 butterfly (57.66) and second place showing in the 200 butterfly (8:08.85).

Jane Copland earned second in the 200 breaststroke (2:18.08) and third place finishes in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.90) and 400 individual medley (4:31.93) contributing 10 points overall. Kayli Changstrom contributed second place finishes in the1000 freestyle (10:15.49) and 400 individual medley (4:29.32) with Monika Povilonyte placing second in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.74) and third 200 breaststroke (2:18.50).

Lina Daugvilaite posted third place finishes in the 200 (1:56.31) and 500 (5:04.75) freestyle events with Jamie MacLeod earning second in the 200 freestyle (1:55.54) and Lindsay Backhouse finishing third in the 200 backstroke (2:06.57) to round out Cougars with top-three finishes.

WSU finished second in the 200 medley relay with the team of McCleave, Povilonyte, Mooney and Katie Van Horne posting a time of 1:46.01.

The Cougars hit the road for their next competition traveling to Minneapolis, Minn. Nov. 18-20 for the Minnesota Invitational.

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