UW finishes 44th overall
Harutjunjan, Ridout each partake in 100 breast prelims
Won fourth prelim heat with a time of 22.38
UW sending three to Atlanta
Becomes first Cowgirl to qualify in the event
Senior (2015-16): Ridout closed out her career at Wyoming as one of three Cowgirls to represent UW at the NCAA Championships. She participated in the 50 and 100 free, as well as the 100 breast at NCAAs. Ridout won the fourth preliminary heat of the 50 free with a time of 22.38, claimed 35th with a mark of 1:00.90 in the 100 breast and touched the pads in a time of 49.72 to claim 54th in the 100 free event. She recorded a season-best and school record time of 22.27 in the 50 free during the Mountain West Championships. Ridout earned All-MW honors in the 50 and 100 free and the 100 breast, after she claimed second in the 50 free, third in the 100 breast (1:01.18) and third again in the 100 free (49.17). She also brought home MW accolades as a member of both the 200 free and 400 medley relays. Both relays are currently the best in Cowgirl history, as UW won the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:35.86 took third (1:29.96) in the 200 free. Ridout opened her senior season with two victories in the 100 breast (1:04.62) and the 100 free (52.82). She won the 50 free (23.35) on senior night against Border War rival CSU, before winning the 50 free at the Purdue Invite with a time of 22.66. Ridout was also a key part of helping UW come away with it’s first-ever victory over a Pac-12 opponent. She won the 50 free (22.86) and placed third in the 100 free (51.84) against Arizona State.
Sophomore (2013-14): Ridout was one of the Cowgirls most consistent sprinters during her sophomore season. She earned All-Mountain West honors in the 50 freestyle at the MW Championship finishing seventh in the event with a season-best time of 23.02. She also competed in the 100 freestyle at the MW Championship finishing 24th with a season-best mark of 51.17. Ridout also recorded a season-best in the 200 freestyle at the event with a time of 1:53.11. In duals against UNLV and Nevada She finished third in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.86.
Freshman: (2012-13): As a freshman, Ridout established herself as one of the most versatile members on the team. She notched multiple first-place finishes in different meets throughout the year. She was a member of the All- Mountain West 200 freestyle relay team, she also proved herself individually. Against CSU, she placed first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.11, first in the 400 freestyle relay and second in the 100 freestyle with a time of 52.90. Against Air Force, Ridout helped the Cowgirls finish first in the 200 freestyle relay. Her best meet may have come against New Mexico, where she recorded three first-place finishes: 400 freestyle relay, 50 freestyle with a time of 24.09, 100 freesrtyle by a time of 52.89.
High School: Ridout is the first England native to join the Cowgirls. She joins the team from Dunstable and Queensbury Upper School. She is the 50-meter freestyle East Region record holder in the open age group. She was also a National Qualifier from 2008 to 2012 and swam in the Olympic Team trials in the 50 freestyle.
Personal: Ridout was born in Dunstable, England on Aug. 22, 1993. She is the daughter of Dave and Ania Ridout. Ridout has five siblings. She is majoring in psychology at UW.