Cougar Women Widen Lead at Patriot Invitational

FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 2. THE Washington State University women’s swim team widened its lead to 230 points after day two of the three-day Patriot Invitational at George Mason University Saturday.

Cougar swimmers recorded wins in three out of the six events held Saturday, for a total score of 663 points. Ohio University holds second place with 433, and Boston College is in third with 322.

Taryn Ternent, a freshman from Edenvale, South Africa, has played a part in four Cougar wins during the meet. Ternent won the 100 backstroke in a time of
57.25 seconds, the third fastest time in WSU school history. She also led the 200 medley relay team, along with Andree-Anne LeRoy (Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada), Christina Swanson (Bainbridge Island, Wash.), and Lindsay Henahan(Rochester, N.Y.), to victory. In addition, Ternent won the 50 freestyle and helped lead the 200 freestyle relay team to victory yesterday.

In the 100 butterfly, WSU’s swimmers placed in five of the top seven spots. Sophomore Lindsay Henahan won the event in a time of 56.58 seconds. Rachel Dong (Paramount, Calif.) placed third, Rachelle Carano (Reno, Nev.) fourth, Melissa Hubley (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada) sixth, and Taryn Ternent seventh.

Cougars grabbed four of the top five places in the 100 backstroke. In addition to the winner, Ternent, Andree-Anne LeRoy placed third, Katie Byrnes (Fort
Lauderdale, Fla.) fourth, Theresa Dunn (Morgan Hills, Calif.) fifth, Tatiana Maristany (Mexico City, Mexico) eighth, and Sasha Taylor (Smiths Falls,Ontario, Canada) ninth.

"We are happy with the way the team is performing together," said Suzanne Yee,WSU assistant swim coach. "Each swimmer is contributing to the effort, as
evidenced by the strong performances in both of the relay events tonight. The team is using the meet as perspective on how they look compared to the rest of
the nation. We are looking to establish ourselves as a team with a legitimate top-25 ranking."

The Patriot Invitational will conclude Sunday, with preliminary heats beginning at 10 a.m. EST and finals at 6 p.m.

Patriot Invitational
Mason Aquatic and Fitness Center
Fairfax, Va.
(all distances in yards)

TEAM SCORING: 1. Washington State (WSU) 663, 2. Ohio University (OHIO)433, 3. Boston College (BC) 322, 4. Buffalo (UB) 236, 5. Columbia University (COL) 199.5, 6. George Mason (GMU) 188, 7. George Washington (GW) 167, 8. Old Dominion (ODU) 159, 9. Shippensburg (SHIP) 100, 10. Georgetown (GU) 73.5, 11. Howard University (HU) 46, 12. Saint Francis (SFC) 44, 13. Xavier University (XU) 4.


200 Medley Relay:
1. WSU (A) (LeRoy, Swanson, Henahan, Ternent) 1:46.11
2. BC (A) 1:48.46
3. WSU (B) (Byrnes, Dong, Carano, Schmied) 1:48.91
4. GMU (A) 1:50.03
5. OHIO (A) 1:50.18

400 Individual Medley:
1. Tricia Kessler (OHIO) 4:27.79
2. Shannon Kelly (OHIO) 4:28.30
3. Lucy Eccleston (COL) 4:31.69
4. Andree-Anne LeRoy (WSU) 4:34.65
5. Lauren Keibler (BC) 4:35.73
6. Katie Byrnes (WSU) 4:36.47

100 Butterfly:
1. Lindsay Henahan (WSU) 56.58
2. Chisty Milstead (GMU) 57.37
3. Rachel Dong (WSU) 57.59
4. Rachelle Carano (WSU) 57.95
5. Claire Madonia (OHIO) 58.21
6. Melissa Hubley (WSU) 58.44
7. Taryn Ternent (WSU) 58.51

200 Freestyle:
1. Kim Van Selm (OHIO) 1:52.49
2. Becca Cohen (WSU) 1:53.41
3. Jen Lastfogel (GMU) 1:55.07
4. Jolie Pun (UB) 1:55.61
5. Kristen Fagley (GW) 1:55.71
8. Sasha Taylor (WSU) 1:56.70

100 Breaststroke:
1. Louise Middlemore (GMU) 1:04.52
2. Nell Friar (GW) 1:05.97
3. Rachel Dong (WSU) 1:06.33
4. Jessica Miller (ODU) 1:06.47
5. Michelle Lane (BC) 1:06.49
6. Christina Swanson (WSU) 1:06.73

100 Backstroke:
1. Taryn Ternent (WSU) 57.25
2. Emily Bresser (OHIO) 57.58
3. Andree-Anne LeRoy (WSU) 57.71
4. Katie Byrnes (WSU) 58.54
5. Theresa Dunn (WSU) 59.30
8. Tatiana Maristany (WSU) 59.93

800 Freestyle Relay:
1. OHIO (A) 7:44.76
2. WSU (A) (Cohen, Taylor, Olson, Zavareh) 7:49.56
3. BC (A) 7:50.65
4. COL (A) 7:53.49
5. GW (A) 7:54.94
13. WSU (B) 8:01.91

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