Swimming Takes down Vandals in Season Finale, 127-103
Jan. 30, 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho. - Senior Anna Crandall and sophomore Jenni Dole both won two events as the Oregon State women's swim team defeated Idaho 127-103 in the team's season finale Saturday in Moscow, Idaho. It was the final dual meet of the season before the Beavers head to the Pac-10 Championships next month.
The win Saturday marks the seventh dual team win of the season for the Beavers which give them a final dual record of 7-6. It is the first time since head coach Larry Liebowitz's first year in 2004 that they will finish with a winning record. The win is also the fourth straight dual victory for the Beavers and is the longest winning streak since a five dual winning streak during the 2003-04 season.
The Beavers started the day just the way they wanted to by finishing first and second in the 400 yard medley relay with the team of Dole, Signe Larson, Crandall, and Lisa Chewning coming in first with a time of 3:56.89.
Crandall won her first event of the day in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 1:53.31 with fellow senior Brittney Iverson coming in second just 0.2 seconds behind at 1:53.51. Crandall picked up another win in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 5:09.81 in the first time swimming the event this season.
Dole recorded her first win of the day in the 50 yard freestyle with a season best time of 24.42. She followed that win with another in the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 2:04.59 for her third win of the season in the event.
Anna Heller picked up her first career victory in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:08.11. Freshman Rachel O'Brien recorded her third win of the season in the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 2:06.91.
Senior Signe Larson registered the final individual win of the day for the Beavers with her win in the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:21.78.
Oregon State will now have nearly a month to prepare for the Pacific-10 women's swimming championships Feb. 24-27 at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool in Long Beach, Calif.