Cougar Swimming Faces Oregon State on the Road
Jan. 19, 2007
Who, What, When, Where: Washington State women's swimming travels to Corvallis, Ore. to face the Oregon State Beavers in an 11:00 a.m. dual meet at OSU's Steven's Natatorium.
Cougar Recap: WSU returned to the friendly waters of Gibb Pool after a two-week training session in Colorado...the Cougars hosted the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks and took a 161-92 victory Saturday...senior Erin McCleave broke a 26-year old Gibb Pool record in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 16:49.79...she was also first in the 50 freestyle (24.18) and the 200 backstroke (2:08.32)...freshman Shawna Keller earned the top spot in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.39), the 200 breaststroke (2:25.46) and the 200 individual medley (2:08.98)...as a team, the Cougars took first in both the 200 medley relay (1:47.39) and the 400 freestyle relay (3:33.61).
Scouting the Beavers: Oregon State is coming off a double-dual meet against Northern Arizona and No. 2 Arizona...followed that with a meet against No. 23 Arizona State...earlier this season, the Beavers were named champions of the Husky Invitational for the first time in school history...OSU has competed against seven Top-25 teams this season, including No. 1 Stanford, No. 5 Texas A&M, No. 8 Southern Methodist and No. 11 USC...the Beavers are led by sophomores Kayla Rawlings and Saori Haruguchi...Rawlings won the 200 butterfly against Arizona State...Haruguchi is the school record holder in the 200 backstroke and the 100 butterfly...she earned All-American honors in her freshman season after finishing sixth in the 200 butterfly at the 2006 NCAA Championships...the Beavers will host Idaho Friday at 6:00 p.m....in last year's dual meet against OSU, the Cougars earned their first victory over the Beavers since 2002 with a 134.5-127.5 win.
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