UCLA took down Pac-12 opponent Washington State in Pullman, WA on Saturday, winning 10 of 14 events.
The Cougars went into the 2nd day of competition lagging behind Wyoming, but managed to pass the hosts up on day two, winning 7 of the 10 events.
Washington State will compete in its second home dual meet of 2019-20, hosting the Idaho Vandals on Friday at Gibb Pool.
Cholodovski Lima, the runner-up in the 50 free, went on to win both the 200 IM and 100 free decisively.
Don’t miss the last finals session of the entire Pro Swim Series this season.
Sydney Pickrem will contest in her prime event, the 200 IM, while Brandon Fischer has another opportunity for an age-defying breaststroke swim.
The Washington State swim team will welcome Utah to Gibb Pool Saturday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. for their final dual meet of the season. The Cougars will honor senior Linnea Lindberg at the meet.
Mackenzie Duarte took the breast events, leading a 1-2-3 punch for WSU in the 100 breast.
The Pac-12 Conference office announced that Taylor McCoy of WASHINGTON STATE was named Women’s Swimmer of the Week and UCLA’s Maria Polyakova was voted Women’s Diver of the Week.
First-year head coach Matt Leach said, “we won seven events, and haven’t won that many events against such a powerful team ever before.”
Fountaine came to Washington State this Fall with a best time of 1:52.46 in the 200 free, and set new personal bests no less than 6 times in that event through the Phill Hansel Invite in Houston on November 16th-18th.
Fountaine, who came into her collegiate career with a personal best of 1:52.46 in the 200 free, won the 200 free with a 1:49.27.
The Washington State Cougars, which are coming off a 1-1 showing last weekend, welcome Wyoming to Gibb Pool Nov. 9 at 5 p.m., for the teams’ first meeting since 1993-94.
McCoy is Washington State’s only swimmer currently ranked in the top 10 in the Pac-12. Her season best 2:01.86 200 back is currently ranked 10th
The Cougars welcome Northern Arizona to Gibb Pool Friday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m., and California on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m.