Kibby, Harrison Lead Beavers in Pullman

Photo By: Dave Nishitani/Oregon State Athletics   01-24-2014

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Senior Crystal Kibby recorded three first-place finishes and sophomore Sammy Harrison tallied two, but it was not enough for the Oregon State swimming team, as the Beavers fell to Washington State 148-114 Friday evening in Pullman, Wash.

Kibby opened her day by winning the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.57. She followed that up with event wins in the 200 breaststroke (2:19.58) and the 200 IM (2:07.19). Harrison finished first in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 9:57.87, before taking first in the 500 freestyle at 4:59.03. Harrison also placed second in the 200 freestyle, completing the event in 1:54.06.

Sophomore Amani Amr made her mark in the backstroke events, finishing first in the 200 backstroke (2:04.25) and taking second in the 100 backstroke (57.57). Senior Aya Fujimura placed first in the 200 butterfly (2:05.34), before taking third in the 100 butterfly (57.58).

Sophomore Constance Toulemonde, and freshmen Chelsea Chan and Czsarina Isleta tallied one third-place finish apiece. Toulemonde placed third in the 200 freestyle (1:54.74), while Chan matched her finish in the 200 IM (2:12.36) and Isleta took third in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.66).

The Oregon State team of Amr, Kibby, Toulemonde and freshman Sophie MacEwan took second in the 200 medley relay with time of 1:47.28, while the squad of Harrison, freshman Andrea Young, MacEwan, and freshman Anni Hecker placed second in the 400 freestyle relay at 3:34.08.

The three Oregon State seniors were honored prior to the meet, after having their Senior Day cancelled earlier this month. Kibby, Fujimura and classmate Erica Brannon all received recognition before the athletes hit the water.

The Beavers will return to action tomorrow, when they head east to take on Idaho in their penultimate dual meet of the season.