Washington State Wins Dual Ahead of Pac-12 Championships

Nevada vs. Washington State

Courtesy: Nevada Athletics

RENO, Nev. – The Nevada swim and dive falls to the Washington State Cougars on senior night, 142-119.

“So proud of our seniors.” says head coach Brendon Bray, “We raced and battled and had big improvement from UNLV. Can’t wait to rest for the conference. Thank you to Washington State for coming out to race us.”

The Pack started strong, with Kyla AlexanderWiktoria SamulaJosien Wijkhuijs, and Colette Berkenfield, winning the 200 medley relay, with a time of 1:44.52.

Seniors, Julia Adamczyk and Mikayla Dance represented the Pack in the 1000 free, finishing second and third, with a time of 10:37.01 and 10:43.27, respectively.

Senior, Caitlyn McHugh picks up first place in the 200 free, with a time of 1:53.36. McHugh also represented the Pack in the 500 free (5:10.86), finishing in third place.

Wijkhuijs picked up two individual wins, in the 100 back (56.07) and 100 butterfly (55.97). The senior also finished second in the 50 free, with a time of 24.13.

Seniors, Donna dePolo and Samula continue to dominate the breaststroke events, after tying in first place in the 100 breastroke, with a time of 1:03.40. Samula secured a second individual win in the 200 breaststroke, with a time of 2:17.74. The senior was followed by dePolo, who finished in third place with a time of 2:18.93. dePolo concluded her individual events in the 400 IM, finishing second with a time of 4:33.04.

The Pack finished second in the 400 free relay in 3:32.37. The relay of Nikki Jasko, McHugh, Samula and Berkenfield wrapped the meet up.

Next on the schedule for the Pack is the Mountain West Championships in College Station, Texas on Feb. 16-19.

Courtesy: Washington State Athletics

RENO, Nev. (January 28, 2022) – Washington State Women’s Swimming went on the road and posted a 142-119 victory over a solid Nevada team in Reno Friday evening.

The Cougars, who were coming off a two-week pause due to Covid-19 protocols, claimed eight races over a Wolfpack team who entered the meet with a 5-1 dual record. WSU improved to 4-3 in dual meets and own wins over at Idaho, Arizona, Grand Canyon and now Nevada.

Pac-12 Conference defending 50 freestyle champion senior Chloe Larson led the way with a pair of wins in the 50 free and 100 free to push her season win total to nine including all seven 50 free races she has competed in this season. Senior Taylor McCoy added a pair of wins in the 200 back and 400 IM to push her team-leading win total to 11.

WSU finished second and third in the 200 medley relay to start the meet, freshman Noelle Harvey followed with a win in the 1000 free, freshman Ilaria Moro added a win in the 200 fly and Larson claimed back-to-back races, the 50 free and 100 free. McCoy and sophomore Kiana Swain went first and second, respectively in the 200 back, Fountaine later added a win in the 500 free, McCoy notched a win in the 400 IM and the 400 free relay team of Angela Di PaloChloe LarsonHailey Grotte and Keiana Fountaine closed the meet with a win.

Next up for the Cougars will be the Pac-12 Conference Championships in Federal Way, Wash. set for Feb. 23-26.

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