Bursch’s Triple Highlights Washington State Win Over Oregon State

WASHINGTON STATE VS. OREGON STATE

  • Results
  • Hosted by Oregon State
  • Friday, January 20th
  • 25 yards
  • Dual meet format

FINAL TEAM SCORES:

  • WASHINGTON STATE- 170
  • OREGON STATE- 87

The Washington State women came home from their road trip to Oregon with another dual meet victory to add to their record, as the Cougars took down Oregon State on Friday. Addisynn Bursch was a key player in the team win, picking up 3 victories individually.

Bursch swept the sprint freestyles, turning in winning times of 24.41 in the 50 free and 51 in.95 the 100 free. She then finished off her schedule with a win in the 200 IM, dominating the race with her 2:03.75.

Her teammate Kendra Griffin was also a multiple event winner. She first won the 200 fly, racing to the wall in 2:04.47 ahead of teammate Luci Brock (2:07.16). She returned to the pool for the 500 free, blowing away the field with her 5:03.06, which put her almost 20 seconds ahead of anyone else.

PRESS RELEASE – WASHINGTON STATE

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Washington State swim team opened 2017 with a convincing 170-87 victory over Oregon State, Friday night at the Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis, Ore. The Cougars garnered the top time in 13 of the meet’s 14 events to give WSU its fifth-straight victory over the Beavers.

“Good swimming tonight,” Washington State Head Coach Tom Jager said. “Great senior leadership from Addisynn (Bursch) and Kendra (Griffin). Rachel (Thompson) had a nice meet as well. Overall it was solid. We are looking forward to getting back home and swimming in Gibb Pool.”

The Cougars jumped out to an early lead, taking the top two spots in the 400 medley relay. WSU’s team of Hannah Bruggman, Angela Mavrantza, Anna Brolin and Haley Rose Love took first with a time of 3:50.08. The team of Jasmine Margetts, Addisynn Bursch, Elise Locke and Anna Rosen garnered a second place finish with a 3:50.83.

Bursch added first-place finishes in the 50 free (24.41), 100 free (51.95) and in the 200 IM (2:03.75). The Spokane, Wash., native contributed 27 points to the Cougars’ total.

Senior Griffin added 18 points to the WSU total, notching two first-place marks. In the 200 fly, Griffin finished first with a time of 2:04.47, just ahead of teammate Luci Brock who touched in 2:07.16. Griffin also secured the top spot in the 500 free, touching the wall in 5:03.06.

Washington State also gathered first-place finishes in the 200 fly and 1000 free. Junior Rachel Thompson finished the 200 free in 1:53.51, out-touching Locke by two seconds. Senior Jessica Marston took home her first win of the season with a 10:40.47 in the 1000 free.

Mavrantza, a freshman, notched her team-leading fifth and sixth wins of the season with impressive performances in the 100 breast (1:04.61) and the 200 breast (2:20.11).

Margetts clocked the fastest time of the 200 back, touching the wall in 2:00.55. In the 100 fly, Locke and Anna Brolin took the top two spots, clocking times of 57.33 and 57.48, respectively.

WSU closed out the meet strong with a first-place finish in the 200 free relay from the team of Love, Bruggman, Johnson and Rosen, clocking a time of 1:35.95.

With the win, the Cougars improve to 3-3 in dual meets this season.

The Cougars return to the pool Saturday, Feb. 11, against Utah at Gibb Pool in their final home meet of the season. The meet begins at 11 a.m.

PRESS RELEASE – OREGON STATE

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State women’s swimming started the meet and ended the meet on a high note with a first place in both the 200-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay, but came up short against Idaho Saturday morning at the Osborn Aquatic Center. The Beavers fell 136.5-124.5.

Prior to the meet, head coach Jennifer Buffin recognized the team’s 10 senior student-athletes which included: : Maranda Alf-HuynhJesikah CavanaughChelsea ChanTaylor FrankAnni Hecker, Czarina Isleta, Sophie MacEwanBrooke MeyerAlice Ochs and Andrea Young.

In the first event, Oregon State’s 200-yard medley relay grabbed a first place finish with a time of 1:45.81 to take an early lead. The relay team was made up of Felicia Anderson, Corrine Shigeta, Andrea Young and Sophie MacEwan.

Freshman Felicia Anderson ended the regular season with a pair of first place finishes in the backstroke. Anderson finished the 200 with a time of 2:03.69 and the 100 in 56.22.

Senior Czsarina Isleta picked up a pair of second place finishes in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard IM. In the 100, Isleta touched at 2:10 and in the 200 at 1:05.58. Teammate Corrine Shigeta followed in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:06.32 for third place.

Junior Corrine Shigeta also added points for the Beavers in the 200-yard breaststroke with a mark of 2:22.59 for second place.

Senior Anni Hecker added a first place finish in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.21 and a second place tie in the 50-yard freestyle with a touch of 24.60. Teammate Sophie MacEwan took first place in the 50-free with a time of 23.99.

Freshman Merritt Allen recorded a first place finish in the 200-yard butterfly for her first win of her career with a time of 2:10.10. Senior Andrea Young also added points for OSU in the 100-yard butterfly with a first place finish with a touch at 57.79.

The Beavers finished the meet with a dominating first-place performance in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:32.48 – four seconds faster than second place. The relay team was made up of Anni Hecker, Andrea Young, Felicia Anderson and Sophie MacEwan.

Oregon State will begin preparations for the Pac-12 Championships that will take place February 22-25 at Federal Way, Washington.

For more information on the Oregon State swim team, follow the team on Twitter and Instagram at @BeaverSwim or its Facebook page at /BeaverSwimming.

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