Cook Breaks 100 Back Pool Record as Wash. State Beats Oregon St.

Washington State vs Oregon State

  • Friday, January 26th
  • Gibb Pool, Pullman, WA
  • Short course yards
  • Results

Team Scores

  • Washington State – 163
  • Oregon State – 74

Washington State swept the events against Pac-12 opponent Oregon State in WSU’s final home meet of the season. On Washington State’s Senior Night, the Cougars honored their 3 seniors: Anna Brolin, Rachel Thompson, and Talisa Wibmer. The seniors combined for 3 of the 12 individual event wins, while freshmen also added 3 individual wins.

Emily Cook, a Cougar freshman, broke the pool record en route to winning the 100 back with her time of 54.51. She won the event by 2 seconds over Oregon State’s Felicia Anderson (56.52). Cook split 26.79/27.72 to put up her fastest time in a dual meet this season, break the previous pool record of 54.61 and get within a second of her overall season best of 53.70, which is the Washington State school record. Her season best also ranks her 12th in the Pac-12 and 1st for freshmen in the Pac-12. Cook’s lifetime best is 53.31.

The Washington State 200 medley relay team of Emily Cook (25.88), Elsa Lindberg (29.49), Anna Brolin (24.73), and Rachel Thompson (23.98) combined to post a final time of 1:43.72, finishing a little over 2 seconds ahead of their ‘B’ team, which went 1:46.02. The Cougars’ time was 4 seconds off their season best of 1:39.62, which is 6th in the Pac-12 this season, just behind Utah (1:39.45).

Alba Fores (freshman) took the 200 free by a second and a half over Oregon State’s Arianna Letrari, who went 1:54.29. Fores outsplit the field on every 50 of the race, posting splits of 26.22/28.30/29.17/28.96. She is the Cougars’ fastest 200 freestyler this season, with her season best of 1:48.56 leading the team by over a second.

Clothilde Peseux posted season bests in both breaststroke events on her way to winning both events. Peseux’s time of 1:03.17 in the 100 breast is the fastest on the team this season. In the 200, Peseux put up a 2:17.29, good for a season best and the 2nd fastest time on the team this year.

Event Winners

  • 200 medley relay: Washington State (Cook, Lindberg, Brolin, Thompson) – 1:43.72
  • 1000 free: Ryan Falk (Washington State) – 10:19.17
  • 200 free: Alba Fores (Washington State) – 1:52.65
  • 100 back: Emily Cook (Washington State) – 54.51 (Pool Record)
  • 100 breast: Clothilde Peseux (Washington State) – 1:03.17
  • 200 fly: Jasmine Margetts (Washington State) – 2:03.52
  • 50 free: Rachel Thompson (Washington State) – 24.16
  • 100 free: Rachel Thompson (Washington State) – 51.55
  • 200 back: Taylor McCoy (Washington State) – 2:00.44
  • 200 breast: Clothilde Peseux (Washington State) – 2:17.29
  • 500 free: Ryan Falk (Washington State) – 4:58.78
  • 100 fly: Anna Brolin (Washington State) – 56.29
  • 200 IM: Jasmine Margetts (Washington State) – 2:04.29
  • 400 free relay: Washington State (Larsin, Thompson, Brolin, Wibmer) – 3:31.07

Press Release – Washington State:

PULLMAN, Wash. – For the sixth straight year, the Cougars recorded a victory over Oregon State, claiming a 163-74 win at Gibb Pool Friday. The Cougars placed first in every event, while four Cougars had two individual wins each.

Seniors Anna BrolinRachel Thompson and Talisa Wibmer combined to post three individual and two relay wins. Thompson led the way with two individual wins, clocking in at 24.16 in the 50 free and 51.55 in the 100. Brolin took first in the 100 fly with a time of 56.29. All three seniors were members of the winning 400 free relay team, after Wibmer touched the wall to close out the meet. Alongside teammate Chloe Larson, the trio swam to a dominating 3:31.07 finish in the event – nearly five seconds ahead of the second place team.

Freshman Emily Cook entered the meet as the tenth fastest freshman in the NCAA and fastest freshman in the Pac-12 in the 100 back. Cook added the Gibb Pool record to her resume with a first-place time of 54.51; and now holds both the school and pool records in the event.

Clothilde Peseux finished with a first place finish in both the 100 breast and 200 breast. Her time of 1:03.17 in the 100 breast was seventh fastest in program history, while her time of 2:17.29 in the 200 breast was tenth fastest in program history. Ryan Falk and Jasmine Margetts each added two wins, as Falk clocked in a 4:58.78 in the 500 free and later added a season-best time of 10:19.17 in the 1000 free. Margetts claimed the the 200 fly for the fifth time this season and later recorded a season-best time of 2:04.29 in the 200 IM.

Freshmen Alba Fores and Taylor McCoy also added wins. Fores took first in the 200 free with a time of 1:52.65 while McCoy won the 200 back with a time of 2:00.44.

The Cougars will travel to Utah Feb. 10 for their final regular season meet. The meet is set to begin at 10 a.m.

Press Release – Oregon State:

PULLMAN, Wash.  – The Oregon State University swimming faced Washington State on Friday night to continue the Pac-12 schedule and were led by junior transfer Arianna Letrari (Bolzano, Italy), who set two personal bests in the 163-74 loss.

“I saw us as a team take advantage of opportunities to work on race strategies and to prepare for individual races,” said head coach Jennifer Buffin. “Tomorrow, we will test how we move from one meet to the next.

“We did a good job earlier in the season against Stanford and Cal and it’s been a few months since we’ve had this double weekend. It will be good preparation for the Pac-12 Championships when we have to preform over a multi-day meet.”

Letrari posted her first personal best in the 200 free at 1:54.29 en route to a second-place finish. The Bolzano, Italy, native added a PR time of 5:04.34 in the 500 free to for another second-place finish to wrap up her individual events.

Freshman Riley Neal (Hillsboro, Ore.) wasn’t far behind Letrari in the 500 free as she clocked a 5:16.00 to finish third in scoring and was less than four seconds off her season best time set at the 69th Husky Invitational.

Sophomore Felicia Anderson (Portland, Ore.) led Oregon State in the 100 back with a time of 56.52 to finish in second, improving on her time from the dual against UCLA and inching closer to her NCAA B Standard set at the 69th Husky Invite. Anderson also touched the wall in 57.83 in the 100 fly for a second-place finish in scoring and shaved nearly a second off her time set in the same event at the dual against San Diego State.

The Beavers will close out the road portion of their 2018 schedule on Saturday, January 27, against Idaho at the UI Swim Center in Moscow, Idaho. The dual is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. PT.

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