|Vandals Fight Hard Against WSU|
The Idaho Swimming and Diving team lost a hard fought meet today at home against Washington State. The meet came down to the final relay with the Cougars coming out on top by a score of 151-143.
“I’m proud of these young ladies,” Coach Mark Sowa said. “We competed very well. We brought out the best in the Cougars. They had to swim extraordinarily well to beat us and that’s always a good thing.”
The races were close and the score was tight the entire meet. Junior Rachel Millet led the charge by winning all of her events today in the 200 free (1:51.30), 200 back (2:01.29), and 200 IM (2:03.89).
Another top performer today was senior diver Paige Hunt. Hunt scored a 312.75 in the 3-meter dive which is less than 7 points shy of her own school record of 319.05.
“We are dying to be great in February and we will be and we saw a glimpse of it over the last two days,” Sowa said. “I couldn’t be happier of where we’re at.”
The Vandals next meet will be against Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz. on Nov. 1. The team will be competing in Moscow one more time this year in January against Oregon State on senior night.
“We have to learn from our successes and we have to learn from our failures as well,” Sowa said. “We’re going to continue to move forward.”