Men's Swimming Third at Husker Shoot Out, Sprint Classic

Nov. 18, 2000

SEATTLE - Competing in two different meets in one day, the University of Washington men's swimming team moved into third after day two of the Husker Shoot Out, while it also finished third overall in the adidas Sprint Classic Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. The Huskies finished behind both the University of Nebraska and UNLV at the sprint meet, while the Rebels and Cornhuskers are running one-two in the three-day Husker Shoot Out at Bob Devaney Sports Center Pool.

In second day action of the Husker Shoot Out, the Huskies were led once again by senior co-captain Francis Tam (Santa Clara, Calif.), who won his second event of the meet with a time of 51.58 in the 100-yard backstroke. Tam also finished second in the 400 individual medley, posting a personal best time for the second straight week (4:03.30), and was a member of the second place 200 medley relay team (1:33.07).

One of Tam's teammates on the 200 medley relay, freshman Justin Adrian (Bremerton, Wash.), along with freshman Luke Ekhoff (Portland, Ore.) each recorded the team's other two runner-up finishes during the morning session in the 100-yard butterfly (49.98) and the 100-yard breaststroke (57.25).

In the evening sprint meet, Adrian continued to dominate the sprint butterfly races, winning the 50-yard butterfly in 22.58 over Nebraska's Aaron McLachlan (22.77). Tam also claimed runner-up finishes in both the 100-yard individual medley (51.90) and the 50-yard breaststroke (26.41).

Washington continues with the Husker Shoot Out Sunday for final day competition beginning at 11 a.m. local time.

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