FEDERAL WAY, Wash. –
The Oregon State University swimming program had a handful of swimmers in the water on Thursday for the second round of the Pac-12 Championships and came away with a 24th-place finish from junior transfer Arianna Letrari
(Bolzano, Italy) in the 200 IM at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center following the evening finals.
"This was a great start for our individual swims," said head coach Jennifer Buffin
. "The team turned in several strong performances throughout the session."
Letrari clocked a time of 2:02.25 in the 200 IM 'C' final, less than three-quarters of a second off the NCAA 'B' Standard time. Letrari set her personal best in the 200 IM back at the 69th Husky Invitational in 2:00.94.
Sophomore Felicia Anderson
(Portland, Ore.) missed the cut for the 200 IM finals by four-hundredths of a second, coming in at 2:02.97 to be on the outside looking in for the evening finals.
Several Oregon State members turned in top times throughout the morning preliminaries, highlighted by a pair of season bests in the 500 free before four personal bests punctuated the 50 free.
Freshman Riley Neal
(Hillsboro, Ore.) clocked a time of 5:03.76, while classmate Amina Bachir
(Las Vegas, Nev.) touched the wall in 5:10.41 as the duo finished 47th and 49th, respectively, in the prelims.
The quartet of newcomer Brooke Hofmann
(Stayton, Ore.), junior Megan Lam
(Portland, Ore.), freshman Callan Jackman
(Dublin, Calif.) and freshman Isabelle Bishop
(Davis, Calif.) provided the punch in the 50 free prelims.
Hofmann clocked a 24.46, Lam added a time of 24.49, Jackman posted her time of 24.26 and Bishop rounded out the four with a time of 24.65 as the fourth personal best time of the event. Jackman and Bishop officially finished 53rd and 55th in the prelims, while Hofmann and Lam swam as exhibitions.
The 200 free relay time closed out the second day as Anderson posted a season best in her first leg split while the relay finished in ninth with a time of 1:34.30. Anderson went 23.57 in her split.
Day three of the Pac-12 Championships will feature the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast and 100 back as the individual events, while the 400 medley relay finals will take place in the evening.
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