Swimming Drops Dual Meets At Brigham Young

Jan. 6, 2001

SEATTLE - Unable to overcome lost points in the diving events, the University of Washington men's and women's swimming squads both fell Saturday to host Brigham Young in Provo, Utah. The Husky men lost their second straight meet, 142-95, to fall to 5-6 on the season, while the UW women dropped to 4-7 overall with a 131-108 loss to the Cougars.

On the men's side, Washington won six of the 11 swimming events, but fell to a BYU squad which had posted two dual-meet victories earlier this season over the Huskies at the Big West Shootout in November. In Saturday's meet, senior Francis Tam (Santa Clara, Calif.) and freshmen John Lyssand (Gig Harbor, Wash.) and Luke Ekhoff (Portland, Ore.) repeated their winning performances from Thursday's meet with Air Force, winning the 200 IM (1:51.19), 1000 freestyle (9:35.82) and the 200 breaststroke (2:04.78). Other winners on the day for the Huskies included sophomore Jeff Hyman (Phoenix, Ariz.) in the 200 butterfly (1:54.15) and both the 200 medley (1:32.14) and 200 freestyle (1:23.23) relay squads.

The UW women, who claimed seven of the 11 swimming events for the second straight meet, were led by triple-event winner sophomore Kim Harada (San Lorenzo, Calif.). Harada swept both the 100 (51.79) and 200 (1:54.10) freestyle events for the fifth consecutive meet, while also swimming the lead-off leg on the winning 200 freestyle relay team (1:36.50). Freshman Brittany Reichardt (Gardnerville, Nev.) also added two individual event wins, posting first-place finishes in the 200 individual medley (2:09.29) and the 200 breaststroke (2:22.65). Sophomore Evelyn Hingsbergen (Elk Grove, Calif.) and freshman Melody Staubitz (Mesa, Ariz.) each added an individual event win in the 200 butterfly (2:09.52) and 500 freestyle (5:14.21), respectively, while also being members of the first place 200 free relay squad.

The UW women will be back in action January 13, when they play host to Pac-10 foe Oregon State at Husky pool at 1 p.m. Both squads will then take on host Hawai'i, on January 19.

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