Swimming Plays Host To Husky Invitational This Weekend

Nov. 29, 2000

SEATTLE - The 52nd annual Husky Invitational is set to kick-off this Thursday, Nov. 30, with the 1000-yard freestyle in Federal Way, Wash. The four-day swimming meet will feature 54 teams from six states on both the collegiate and club levels. The 1000-yard freestyle, which will be the only event on Thursday, will start at 6 p.m. The preliminaries over the next three days will begin at 9:30 a.m., while the finals will kick off at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatics Center.

The host University of Washington men's and women's teams will be joined in the collegiate division by Central Washington University, Willamette University, the University of Nevada-Reno, the University of Puget Sound and the University of Wyoming. The invite also will include a dual meet featuring the UW and Wyoming men's teams.

'We are very excited about the Husky Invitational,' UW head coach Mickey Wender said. 'Everything we have done up to this point in the season has been leading up to this meet.'

Complete results will be available on the Pacific Northwest Swimming website at www.pns.org, while daily meet recaps will be updated on www.gohuskies.com.

'The invite has a lot of tradition,' Wender said. 'Everyone involved with swimming in the Pacific Northwest has great memories of this meet.'

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