Swimming Records Mixed Results In Championship Round Of the Big West Shootout

Nov. 4, 2000

SEATTLE - After claiming five of six dual meets in day one action, the Washington swimming teams won two of six dual meets Saturday at the Big West Shootout in Irvine, Calif. The Husky men defeated both the University of the Pacific (87-38) and UC Santa Barbara (76-46), but fell for the second day in a row to Brigham Young (63-76). The UW women, however, saw their record go to 3-3 in 2000, following dual meet losses to BYU (65-73), Pacific (43-79) and UC Santa Barbara (60-62).

' We had eight lifetime bests on the weekend,' Husky head coach Mickey Wender said. 'It was a great trip and the best thing about it was that it a great learning experience for our freshmen. They learned a lot about what college swimming is all about and had a real education.'

The men, who advanced to the championship round along with BYU, were led by sophomore Jeff Hyman (Phoenix, Ariz.) and freshmen Justin Adrian (Bremerton, Wash.) and Luke Ekhoff (Portland, Ore.), who all claimed individual event titles. Hyman posted a time of 1:52.56 in winning the 200 butterfly, beating his time yesterday in the same event by nearly a full second (1:53.51). Adrian won the 100-yard butterfly in 50.55 as the Huskies went 1-3-4 overall in the event. Ekhoff, meanwhile, continued his dominance in the 200 breaststroke, logging a winning time for the second straight night of 2:03.69, almost three seconds faster than his first-place time Friday of 2:06.01.

Other highlights for the men's squad included a first-place finish by the 200 freestyle relay and senior Francis Tam's (Santa Clara, Calif.) lifetime best of 4:04.92 in the 400 individual medley.

While the women's team found less success in championship action, sophomore Kim Harada (San Lorenzo, Calif.) continued her winning ways with two individual event victories in the 100 freestyle (51.07) and the 200 backstroke (2:05.39), giving her four for the weekend. Senior co-captain Irene Schneider (Davis, Calif.) also won an individual event for the second consecutive day, grabbing the 200 butterfly in 2:04.25 after finishing second in the same event Friday.

The UW women's team will be back in action Thursday, Nov. 16, when they take on Pac-10 rival Washington State in Pullman, while the men will travel to the University of Nebraska for the Husker Shootout, November 17-19.

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