The Greyhounds traveled to Ellensburg coming off a great performance in Prosser. A few Hounds were able to qualify for state including sophmores Caroline Brock (200 yd. Freestyle, and 500 yd. Freestyle), and Taylor McCoy (50 yd. Freestyle and 100 yd. Freestyle). Seniors Rose Jao and Courtni Larsen were also able to qualify for state with amazing times in the 100 yd. Backstroke (Jao) and the 100 yd. Breaststroke (Larsen). All four girls were also able to qualify in the 200 yd. Free Relay with a time of 1:46:64, and the 400 yd. Free Relay with a time of 3:53:71. The season looks to be progressing for the Hounds, hoping to add a few more representatives at state.
Hounds Show Promise at Wenatchee
This past weekend the Pullman girls' swim team took on five 4A schools at the Wenatchee Invite. Because this meet was against teams outside of the 2A league, it was purely recreational and tested the girls' ability against larger schools from across Washington. Pullman's powerhouse team stood its ground, taking home third place despite being highly outnumbered.
Sophomores Taylor McCoy and Caroline Brock both qualified for the State meet. McCoy swept the 100 Backstroke and 200 Individual Medley, and Brock placed third in the 500 Freestyle. The Medley Relay team, composed of Taylor McCoy, Courtni Larsen, Rachel Sun and Caroline Brock, also swam its way into State times.
Nine new freshmen compose the majority of the team, and every single one demonstrates promising talent that is flourishing with each day. Head coach Ed Davis' rigorous training schedule of 10 practices a week seems to be paying off. The girls all placed relatively close to their best times from last season, and considering this was only the first meet of the year, we can expect great things to come.