The WSU women’s swimming team wraps up its 2011-2012 season in ninth place after competing at the 2012 Pac-12 Women’s Swimming Championships this past week.
The competition ran from Feb. 22 to 25, and was held in Federal Way at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center.
The Cougars earned a total of 239.5 points during the four days of competing.
A few stand out performances came from freshman Haley Anderson, senior Danielle Palumbo, sophomore Kelly Tannhauser, junior Shelbi Luchini and senior Jessie Craig among many others throughout the four day competition.
In the first day of competition, the 200 medley relay team consisting of sophomore Emma Johansson, Craig, senior Melissa Bogert and junior Evelina Bieleckaite each swam lifetime best split times to finish in 1:41.70, earning the Cougars 42 points for the day.
During the second and third days of competition, Luchini's time of 2:02.10 in the 200 IM during the preliminary round put her in second place on the Washington State all-time list, according to reports.
Tannhauser, who clocked a 2:04.49 in the 200 IM, Johansson, who finished the 50 free in 23.50, also earned spots on the Cougar all-time list, placing eighth in their respective events.
Freshman Alison Mand took 24th in the 100 fly on the third day, touching the wall with a time of 55.34. The time put Mand in seventh place on the Cougar all-time list.
On the final day of the meet Anderson earned WSU its best finish of the day in the 1650 free, touching the wall with a time of 17:12.41.
The 400 relay team consisting of freshman Nicole Proulx, Craig, Johansson and Bogert also helped contributed by earning the Cougs 44 points with their eighth place finish, capturing a time of 3:23.85.
Head Coach Tom Jager said the team has had a great year, and that both the swimmers and the coaching staff are happy.
“We are proud of our team and what we have accomplished this year,” Jager said. “This has been one of my best years ever coaching.”