ASU women's swim team coasts past Oregon State in season opener

The Sun Devils beat Oregon State 153-96

The ASU women's swim team dominated Oregon State to kick off the season, winning 153-96 in the season opener. 

The No. 22 ranked Sun Devils made their statement in Corvallis by going for top finishes in all 14 events and sweeping five out of the 12 individual events.

ASU started the night off strong by taking the top three spots in the opening 400 medley relay, led by junior Chloe Isleta, junior Silja Kansakoski, freshman Ruby Martin and senior Fanny Teijonsalo

Each of these swimmers would go on to win at least one of their own individual events with Isleta and Teijonsalo being the only two to win multiple events. Seniors Krista Kolkebeck and Sam Fazio trailed Teijonsalo in her 50 freestyle win, each by less than a second. Fellow senior Marlies Ross also grabbed a win in the 200 freestyle, rounding out an impressive run by the swim team’s veterans.  

While the upperclassmen took care of usual business, the underclassmen continued to prove their worth with various top finishes as well. 

Martin, a top recruit of this year’s impressive freshman class, proved that the excitement surrounding her was well-deserved. Not only did Martin contribute to the 400 medley relay win, but she also got her first collegiate career win in the 200 fly, with sophomore Nora Deleske coming in right behind her in second. 

By the end of the night, the team racked up top finishes in the 1000 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 200 fly, 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle to cement the win. The Sun Devils now have a record of 10-0 against the Beavers for all time. 

Both the men’s and women’s swim teams will now be preparing for their away meet against the Florida State Seminoles on Oct. 26. 

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