Washington State Splits Squad and Covers Coast to Coast

PULLMAN, WA, November 30. THE Washington State University women’s swim team reports it will split itself this weekend to compete in the Princeton Invitational in Princeton, N.J. and the Jingle Bell Invite just across the border in Moscow, Idaho.

One set of Cougars will compete against Brown, Florida Atlantic, Lehigh, Princeton, Rider, Rutgers and Villanova at the Princeton Invitational, while other Cougar swimmers will compete against a variety of competitors at the Jingle Bell Invite.

WSU is currently 2-1 with victories against San Jose State and Arkansas…WSU finished second at the Pacific Invite.

In its last meet WSU lost to the University of Washington 102-155, though Erin McCleave won the 100 freestyle. Her time of 52.33 was a WSU season best. Bryn Mooney established a career best time in the 100 butterfly at 56.88, sixth on the Cougar all-time top 10 list. McKenzie Reiter won the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:29.84.

Worthy of note about this WSU team is the great job it has done in recent times with its academic performance. The Cougars finished first in the nation academically spring semester 2004 with a 3.66 grade point average and fourth in the fall of 2003 with a GPA of 3.489.

WSU will next travel to Irvine, Calif. to compete in the Irvine Invitational

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