Cougars represent America

WSU claims gold, bronze medals at U.S. Open



Swimmer Payton Bokowy was a member of the team that broke the 4x100m freestyle relay at the Pac-12 Championships her sophomore season.

PARKER R. SCHAFER, Evergreen columnist

The Cougars swam intensely at the U.S. Open and have the results to show for it.

The U.S. Open was a four-day event with many different countries and many different swimmers from all over the world from Washington to Tennessee to Ireland.

Thankfully the Huskies kept their grubby paws out of the pool keeping the water clean.

The Cougars were able to walk away from the Open clutching a gold medal win and a bronze medal. Eight WSU athletes grabbed medals during this Open.

The 800 free relay dream team of Dori Hathazi, Kirsten de Goede, Angela Di Palo, and Noelle Harvey came out of their race with a time of 8:25.21 landing them their gold medal on their first day of swimming. A truly impressive feat to perform at the U.S. Open.

Hailey Grotte, de Goede, Di Palo, and Harvey earned a bronze medal in the 400 free relays with a time of 3:48.22 coming in just behind University Of Tennessee by a painful 0.08 seconds.

The closeness of a race like that deserves to be considered second place simply because of the sheer speed they held.