Stanford gets 31st consecutive dual meet win

Swim falls short on road, heads across the bay to face California



Freshman Kate Laderoute, left, dives into the 200-meter individual medley against Nevada on Sept. 28 at Gibb Pool.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

The Cougars were outmatched by the No. 1 Stanford Cardinal 165-86 on Wednesday evening at the Avery Aquatic Center in Stanford, California.

WSU (1-2, 0-1) did not manage to finish first in any individual or relay race against Stanford (2-0, 1-0).

Sophomore Lauren Burckel finished in second place in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke. Burckel’s time in the 200-yard breaststroke was 2:16.91, and Stanford’s first place swimmer junior Grace Zhao’s time was 2:16.07.

Junior Mackenzie Duarte finished third in all four of her races yesterday. Junior Taylor McCoy took second-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke and the 400-yard individual medley.

Senior Ryan Falk also had two second place finishes today: in the 500-yard and 1,000-yard freestyle. Freshman Michee Van Rooyen took third place finishes in these races as well.

WSU’s relay team had its best performance in the 200-yard freestyle. The team of sophomore Keiana Fountaine, sophomore Paige Gardner, junior Chloe Larson, and sophomore Payton Bokowy placed second with a time of 1:37.61. Fountaine took third in the 100-yard freestyle.

Stanford had its 31st consecutive dual meet win against WSU and its 21st consecutive dual meet victory at the Avery Aquatic Center. Stanford is the three-time defending national champion.

This is the beginning of a long series of road meets for WSU swim as its next home meet isn’t until January 10, 2020.

The Cougars will look to bounce back in today’s matchup against the No. 3 University of California Golden Bears at 2 p.m. at the Spieker Aquatics Complex in Berkeley, California.