Swimming ends season with a loss

Swimmers dive into the Osborn Aquatic Center pool to race. Utah walked away from the meet with a 143-93 win for OSU’s final regular season meet.

Emmanuel Goicochea, Sports Reporter

Utah defeats Oregon State University, seniors, past alumni honored before swim meet.
The Oregon State University swim team wrapped up their regular season with a loss on Saturday in a dual meet against Utah at the Osborn Aquatic Center. Utah took home the win with a score of 143-93.
Junior Arianna Letrari won OSU’s first event of the day as she clocked in 2:02.56 in the 200 fly, beating Utah by less than a half-second. Letrari continued to impress with a top time of 57.12 in the 100 fly for her second win of the day and anchored the final leg of the 400 free relay that took second in scoring at 3:34.96.
Two OSU seniors, Emma Osowski and Noemie Midrez, were celebrated before the meet began, receiving flowers, cheers and hugs from teammates and family alike as a farewell from their time on the team.
Osowski took third in the 500 free at 5:26.10. She is a two-time selection to the Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention team. She has also received top times for OSU at the Pac-12 Championships. The Valencia, Calif. native clocked a season best in the 200 free at 1:56.37 in at the 2014-15 championships as a freshman before setting another personal best in the same event in the championships a year later. Osowski also posted a season best in the 500 free in
5:09.31 at the championships that same year.
Midrez, a two-time selection to the Pac-12 All-Academic first team, added a second-place scoring finish to the team, clocking in at 54.80 in the 100 free. Last year, she finished with a time of 1:54.19 in the 200 free. In the 2014-15 season, she gained her season best time of 5:05.00 in the 500 freestyle at the Pac-12 Championships.
Sophomore Felicia Anderson conquered a win for the Beavers in the 200 back at 2:03.26, a quarter-second faster than the second-place finisher. She took second in the 100 back in a time of 56:04, placing her mere milliseconds behind Utah Sophomore Sarah Lott.
The Beavers also took the early afternoon to honor OSU alumni Marcia Brown, by sharing personal sentiments and history to the crowd. Brown passed away Feb. 19, 2017, from leiomyosarcoma, a form of smooth muscle cancer. Brown competed for the Orange and Black from 1979-82 before graduating with a degree in speech communications.
OSU returns to the pool for the Pac-12 Championship starting on Wednesday Feb. 21 through Saturday Feb. 24th.