Swimming competes in Pac-12 Championships

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Wrapping up a week’s worth of action, Oregon State senior swimmer Sammy Harrison capped the Pac-12 Championships for OSU with a 2nd place finish in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:06.13.

The time was second fastest in OSU history in the event, only falling behind Harrison’s previous best mark of 15:54.61.

Harrison’s second place finish gave OSU 28 points, helping them reach their total 291 points compiled over the week. The Beavers ultimately finished ninth out of nine teams. USC took home the top slot with 1,481 points.

Additionally, Harrison placed third in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:41.85 and 13th in the 200-yard freestyle, clocking in at 1:43.17.

Even though the Pac-12 Championships have now reached their conclusion, it is still unknown which OSU swimmers may qualify for the NCAA Championships. Qualifications are time based, and the NCAA has yet to release their official times for qualifications. 

Outside of Harrison, the OSU swimming team had several notable performances. 

On Friday in the 400-yard freestyle relay, Harrison, senior Constance Toulemonde and juniors Anni Hecker and Andrea Young cumulatively swam a time of 3:25.69, which gave the Beavers a ninth place finish.

Friday also saw junior Czarina Isleta finish 18th in the 100-yard breaststroke finals, registering a time of 1:03.00.

OSU opened competition by placing in a pair of relays. Seniors Amani Amr and Claire McLaggan, Isleta and Young gave the Beavers a time of 1:44.38 in the 200-yard medley relay, giving the Beavers an eighth place finish in the event. Later, Toulemonde, Isleta, Harrison and freshman Megan Lam combined to swim 7:28.76 in the 800-yard freestyle relay, finishing ninth place.

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