STOCKTON, Calif., October 31. UNIVERSITY of the Pacific women outpointed the visitors from Washington State and University of California-Davis to win its two-day Pacific Invitational. The hosts garnered 850.5 to WSU’s 820 points.
WSU reports it came into the second day of the meet trailing Pacific by 48 points and was able to narrow the margin but not enough to overtake the hosts.
“We swam really well today,” said WSU Head Coach Erica Quam. “I felt we progressed as a team through each phase of the meet and finished with real solid performances.”
Kayli Changstrom, a sophomore from Loveland Colo., led individual points for all Division I swimmers with 64 points. Changstrom finished second in the 200 individual medley (2:07.66) during the first day of the meet. The second day of the Invite she captured a second place finish in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:29.75 to rank third on the Cougar all-time top ten list. She also finish second in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:07.43.
Freshman McKenzie Reiter of Billings, Mont., finished second in individual points with 58 over the two-day meet. She finished fourth in the 400 individual medley (4:31.65), fourth in the 100 and 200 breaststroke with times of 1:07.66 and 2:22.05, respectively.
Erin McCleave a sophomore from Ruthterglen, Australia, finished in third place for individual scorers with 57 points. McCleave achieved victories in the 100 (58.69) and 200 (2:07.99) backstroke. She also finished second in the 500 freestyle during day one of the meet.
Junior Jane Copland and sophomore Monika Povilonyte recorded a one-two finish in the 200 breaststroke with times of 2:19.53 and 2:21.17.
Other WSU victories include freshman Bryn Mooney in the 100 butterfly with a time of 57.95 which ranks ninth on the Cougar all-time top ten list. Mooney was also tied for seventh in individual scoring with 51 and Copland finished fifth with 52 points.
The Cougars will host Arkansas at 3 p.m., Nov. 6. The Pacific-10 Conference season will begin Nov. 19 when WSU hosts Washington at 6 p.m.