Senior Sammy Harrison won three events and tied a season record for wins in an event on Wednesday to lead the Oregon State swim team in a 143-116 loss to Utah in a Pacific-12 Conference meet at the Osborn Aquatic Center.
Harrison took first in the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.32), the 500 freestyle (4:57.88) and the 1,000 freestyle (10:31.60) and now has won 19 races this season. It was her seventh victory in the 1,000, equaling the school record set by Naya Higashijima in 2002 and 2003.
Amani Amr was OSU’s other individual event winner, as she claimed the 100 backstroke (59:28). Amr also took second (2:08.32) in the 200 backstroke, third in the 200 individual medley (2:16.24), and swam the opening leg (backstroke) in the 200 medley relay, which placed second (1:47.37).
“For the amount of work we’re putting in we swam some very good times and raced well,” coach Larry Liebowitz said. “Our relay times were good. I’m very happy with where we are at this point of the season.”
Freshman Megan Lam was second in the 100 (57.75) and 200 (2:05.81) butterfly races and third in the 200 backstroke (2:10.70). Senior Constance Toulemonde was second in the 100 freestyle (52.67) and swam the third leg on the victorious 200 freestyle relay team (1:37.52).
Junior Czsarina Isleta was second in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.30) and third in the 200 IM (2:10.03). Sophomore Corrine Shigeta was third in the 200 breaststroke (2:22.32). Isleta and Lam handled the breaststroke and butterfly legs, respectively, on the 200 medley relay.
Junior Sophie MacEwan was third in the 100 backstroke (1:00.56), as was junior Jesikah Cavanaugh in the 200 butterfly (2:10.54).
The Beavers race host Arizona, Northern Arizona and New Mexico State in Tucson on Friday. They then close the home portion of the regular season by hosting Willamette and Southwest Oregon CC on Jan. 16, starting at noon at the Dixon Recreation Center.