Cougars Locked In a Victory Over Northern Colorado
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State swimming claimed twelve wins out of the fourteen events in a 144-104 sweep against Northern Colorado at Gibb Pool Saturday. The Cougs remain undefeated in their series wins against Northern Colorado.
Freshman Anna Rauchholz had a standout meet; she picked up her first two career wins in the 100 and 50 back to earn 18 points for the Cougars which helped them defeat the Bears.
Sophomore Noelle Harvey also swept two meets in the freestyle. Harvey made her sixth career win in the 50 free and touched the wall with a 24.24 time. Harvey claimed first place in the 500 free and secured 18 points for WSU.
Freshman Emily Lundgren carried her momentum from Friday's meet into Saturday's races to claim two wins against Northern Colorado. Lundgren took the 100 breast and touched the wall first at 1:03.48 to earn 9 points for WSU. Lundgren picked up her fourth win of the weekend in the 50 breast and remains undefeated in the event at Gibb Pool.
Freshman Dori Hathazi recorded a win for the Cougars in the 200 free and touched the wall first at 1:52.23. This win was Hathazi's fourth win in the young season.
Junior Kaya Takashige ended the meet with her first win of the season in the 100 IM, she touched the wall first at 58.71 which earned the Cougs their final 9 points of the meet.
Fellow junior Hailey Grotte also tallied her first win of the season with a sweep in the 200 IM. Grotte finished with a 2:09.41 time to claim 9 points for the Cougs.
The Cougs secured two second-place finishes. Hathazi competed head-to-head in the 50 fly but fell short by .39 seconds to Northern Colorado. Junior Kiana Swain also had a great swim and touched the wall second in the 100 back behind teammate Rauchholz.
WSU began and ended the meet with wins in the relays. The 200-medley relay team of Anna Rauchholz, Emily Lundgren, Dori Hathazi, and Angela Di Palo set the energy in the pool with a win. The powerful underclassman finished with a time of 1:45.32. In the last event of the meet the 200 free relay team of Angela Di Palo, Dori Hathazi, Noelle Harvey, and Skylar Brgoch picked up a win and tallied 11 points.
The Cougars will be back in the pool on Nov. 16 in Texas where they will compete at the Art Adamson Invite.