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NCAA Div. I Women: WSU Edges Pac-10 Rival Oregon State -- February 2, 2001

By Adam Love

CORVALLIS, Ore., Feb. 2. THE WASHINGTON State University women’s swim team defeated Oregon State University 138-124 at Stevens Natatorium Friday.

WSU won eight-of-14 events including both relays to improve its record to 8-3 (2-1 Pac-10) this season.

"We had a lot better team atmosphere this weekend," WSU assistant coach Suzanne Yee said. "Our swimmers got together and decided they wanted to race and
wanted to win the meet. You could tell they really wanted to win it as a team."

Andree-Anne LeRoy, a freshman from Nanaimo, B.C., Canada, won three individual events for the Cougars, and helped lead the 200 medley relay team to victory.
With the score tied at 113 after 12 events, LeRoy’s win in the 13th event of the day, the 400 individual medley, put WSU ahead in the meet for good. Her
time of 4 minutes 28.50 seconds in the race also moved LeRoy into second place on the school’s all-time list for that event. LeRoy earlier won the 100 backstroke in a time of 58.56 seconds and the 200 backstroke in 2 minutes 5.73 seconds.

With the Cougars ahead 125-120 heading into the final event of the evening, the 200 freestyle relay, the WSU team of Taryn Ternent (Edenvale, South Africa), Rachel Dong (Paramount, Calif.), Lindsay Henahan (Rochester, N.Y.) and Christina Swanson (Seattle, Wash.) sealed the meet with crucial victory in a time of 1 minute 36.19 seconds.

Continuing her stellar season for the Cougars, freshman Taryn Ternent (Edenvale, South Africa), won the 50 freestyle in 24.12 seconds and the 100 freestyle in 52.37 seconds.

Also swimming well for WSU, freshman Rachel Dong (Paramount, Calif.) won the 100 butterfly with a time of 56.93 seconds, and swam on both winning relay
teams. Dong also placed second in the 200 freestyle.

The Cougars will conclude their regular season tomorrow with another dual meet against Oregon State beginning at 11 a.m. at Stevens Natatorium in Corvallis.


Washington State at Oregon State
Stevens Natatorium
Corvallis, Oregon
(all distances in yards)

TEAM SCORING
Washington State (WSU) 138
Oregon State (OSU) 124

RESULTS

200 Medley Relay
1. WSU (A)-(LeRoy, Dong, Henahan, Ternent) 1:46.81
2. OSU (B) 1:47.24
3. WSU (B)-(Byrnes, Swanson, Hubley, Schmied) 1:50.37

1000 Freestyle
1. Naya Higashijima (OSU) 10:15.53
2. Jill Olson (WSU) 10:34.24
3. Amy Imwalle (OSU) 10:38.58

200 Freestyle
1. Paula Finlay (OSU) 1:55.03
2. Rachel Dong (WSU) 1:56.38
3. Trista Hedlind (OSU) 1:58.24

100 Backstroke
1. Andree-Anne LeRoy (WSU) 58.56
2. Katie Byrnes (WSU) 59.88
3. Suzanne Starkey (OSU) 1:00.20

100 Breaststroke
1. Birte Steven (OSU) 1:04.51
2. Sheila Tehranchi (OSU) 1:06.51
3. Kristen Severance (OSU) 1:06.66

200 Butterfly
1. Naya Higashijima (OSU) 2:02.31
2. Melissa Hubley (WSU) 2:03.96
3. Melissa Hsieh (OSU) 2:12.16

50 Freestyle
1. Taryn Ternent (WSU) 24.12
2. Audi Higuera (OSU) 24.41
3. Lindsay Henahan (WSU) 24.83

100 Freestyle
1. Taryn Ternent (WSU) 52.37
2. Audi Higuera (OSU) 52.74
3. Bonnie Renwick (OSU) 53.59

200 Backstroke
1. Andree-Anne LeRoy (WSU) 2:05.73
2. Katie Byrnes (WSU) 2:06.47
3. Sasha Taylor (WSU) 2:08.04

200 Breaststroke
1. Birte Steven (OSU) 2:19.95
2. Sheia Tehranchi (OSU) 2:23.67
3. Kristen Severance (OSU) 2:24.77

500 Freestyle
1. Naya Higashijima (OSU) 5:06.28
2. Jill Olson (WSU) 5:11.73
3. Semah Zavareh (WSU) 5:13.20

100 Butterfly
1. Rachel Dong (WSU) 56.93
2. Lindsay Henahan (WSU) 57.05
3. Melissa Hubley (WSU) 58.22

400 Individual Medley
1. Andree-Anne LeRoy (WSU) 4:28.50
2. Birte Steven (OSU) 4:28.72
3. Paula Finlay (OSU) 4:35.86

200 Freestyle Relay
1. WSU (A)-(Ternent, Dong, Henahan, Swanson) 1:36.19
2. OSU (B) 1:46.75
3. WSU (B)-(Taylor, Dunn, Carano, Schmied) 1:39.24