NCAA Div. I Women: WSU Cougars Down George Mason

FAIRFAX, Va. Nov. 30. THE Washington State University women’s swim team defeated George Mason University 147-87 in a 50-meter pool at the Mason Aquatic and Fitness Center Thursday.

The Cougars improved their record to 4-0 in dual meets this season, by claiming victory in nine of the 11 events. WSU won both relays and swept the top three
places in the 50 and 100 backstroke.

"The long course meet was a good opportunity to start out the weekend after a long day of travel yesterday," said Suzanne Yee, WSU assistant swim coach. "It is also a good opportunity for all of the swimmers to race at 50 meters to prepare for the US and Canadian World Championships Trials coming up in March and April."

In the nine individual events, seven different Cougar swimmers achieved victory: 200 free-Becca Cohen (Portland, Ore.), 2:12.51; 100 back-Taryn Ternent (Edenvale, South Africa), 1:07.55; 50 free-Sara Schmied (Woodinville, Wash.), 28.95; 100 free-Andree-Anne LeRoy (Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada), 1:01.51; 50 back-Sasha Taylor (Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada), 32.55; 50 breast-Christina Swanson (Bainbridge Island, Wash.), 35.41; 50 fly-Rachel Dong (Paramount, Calif.), 30.14.

"The swimmers had a chance to race some different events and get some experience in the racing course for the weekend," Yee said. "We are excited about the weekend and looking forward to kicking off the meet tomorrow."

Two George Mason swimmers emerged as winners. Louise Middlemore took the 100 breast in 1:19.54; Christy Milstead took the 100 fly in 1:07.62.

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