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WSU Sets Two School Records and Six Top-10 Times on Second Day in College Station

Nov 17, 2022

College Station, Texas – Washington State Women's Swimming broke two school records and claimed six more Top-10 times during their second day of the Art Adamson Invite. The Cougars tallied 169 points to finish the day in sixth place, trailing No. 19 Arkansas and ahead of TCU. 

The 800 free relay team of Dori Hathazi, Kirsten de Goede, Angela Di Palo, and Noelle Harvey knocked off school records by .06 with a 7:12.81 to place fourth in the event, defeating No. 7 Alabama, No. 19 Arkansas, and TCU.  

Emily Lundgren continues to make history as she took down the WSU school record in the 100-breast after touching the wall at 1:00.78 to break the previous record held by Lauren Burckel in 2020 with a time of 1:00.89. Earlier during the morning preliminaries, Lundgren improved from yesterday's time as she placed third all-time in the 100 breast with a 1:01.32 and led the breaststroker's swim to clinch a spot for the Cougars in the "B" final. Hailey Grotte also claimed a spot for the Cougars in the evening "C" final in the 100 breast.  

Coming back from yesterday's record-breaking 200 Free Relay swim, Angela Di Palo kept the momentum and threw down in the 200 free to touch the wall fifth at 1:47.27, the third fastest time in WSU history. During morning preliminaries, the Italian native led the 200 free to represent crimson and gray in the "A" final. During finals, Di Palo lowered her top-10 time to an awe-inspiring 1:46.91.  

Thursday marks the first time Freshman Anna Rauchholz added her name to WSU's top-10-time list in the 100 back at 53.89, second best in WSU history.  

Dori Hathazi kicked off the morning preliminaries by posting the sixth fastest time in the 100 fly in WSU history at 54.32 and led WSU in the 100 fly to swim in the evening "B" final. In the evening the Hungarian native improved her time to 53.96, climbing into the fifth fastest time in WSU history and her first time under 54. Hathazi continued to impress during the finals as she led off the record-breaking relay in an all-time Top-10 time in the 200 free at 1:48.48, seventh in school history.  

Earlier at the preliminaries, Selena Duran took over the 10th spot in the 100 back with a 54.80 and guided the way for the Cougs in the "C" final, she was joined by Anna Raucholz and Kiana Swain in the "D" final, and MaKayla Poloni scratched into the event.  

The senior captain showed her leadership skills in the pool this morning as she took the highest finish for the Cougars in the "C" final followed by fellow Coug Josie Liebzeit additionally Sophie Macy scratched into the event.

"We are rolling, and it is so much fun to see people step up and talking about top-10 swims, breaking school records, and letting everyone know how proud of them we are. We're excited for another full day tomorrow and we're going to continue to keep this ball rolling," Head Coach Matt Leach said.