Men's Swimming Upsets Hawai'i Twice In Dual Meet Action
Jan. 21, 2001
SEATTLE - The University of Washington men's swimming team improved to 7-5 this season with a pair of dual meet victories over host Hawaii Friday and Saturday at Duke Kahamoku Aquatic Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Huskies won Friday's meet, 135-94, and Saturday's meet, 135-102, over a Rainbow squad which placed 15th at last season's NCAA championships. The Husky women, however, were not so lucky as they fell to 5-9 with a pair of losses, 73-38 (Friday) and 155-82 (Saturday), to the 21st-ranked Hawaii women's team.
'Our two victories over Hawai'i on the men's side are two of the most significant wins for our program since I've been at Washington,' UW head coach Mickey Wender said. 'To beat a team that was 15th at NCAAs last year twice in a row, and to have them score diving against us and do what we did, was awesome.'
The UW men won both opening medley relays and then followed that up with seven individual event wins on each day of competition. On Friday, freshmen John Lyssand (Gig Harbor, Wash.), Justin Adrian (Bremerton, Wash.), Jesse Nitz (Puyallup, Wash.) and Luke Ekhoff (Portland, Ore.), all come away with individual victories. Juniors Ryan Oleson (McMinnville, Ore.) and David Moilanen (Renton, Wash.) won the 200 butterfly (1:53.47) and the 200 backstroke (1:49.66) respectively, while senior captain Francis Tam (Santa Clara, Calif.) posted a first-place finish in the 200 individual medley (1:53.33).
On Saturday, Tam and Adrian both were double-event individual winners, as the senior won the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke, while Adrian picked up titles in the 100 butterfly and the 200 freestyle. Lyssand also repeated his first-place finish in the 1000 freestyle for the second straight day, and sophomore Tim Collins (Vancouver, Wash.) and senior Jamie Stone (Stevens Lake, Wash.) earned victories in the 50 (21.03) and 100-yard freestyle.
'Jamie Stone and Francis Tam, our two captains, were tremendous leaders for us as well as our freshmen who won events,' Wender said. 'The scores don't indicate just how competitive these meets really were. We just came out and won more than our fair share, especially in the close races.'
On the women's side, senior captain Janella Bart (Huntington Beach, Calif.), sophomore Kim Harada (San Lorenzo, Calif.) and freshman Melody Staubitz (Mesa, Ariz.) each came away with single-event victories in each day of competition. Bart made her way back into the winner's circle by sweeping the 1000 freestyle, while Staubitz tallied victories on both days in the 500 freestyle, coming in with a time of 5:00.76 on Friday. Harada, meanwhile, won the 100 freestyle on Friday and the 200 freestyle on Saturday.
Both Washington swimming teams will be back in action for their final home meet of the season, when they play host to the Washington Open, February 2-4, in Federal Way, Wash.
NOTE: Only partial results were available
Fri., January 19, 2001 - Team Results
UW 38, Hawaii 73
UW 135, Hawaii 94
Sat., January 20, 2001 - Team Results
UW 82, Hawaii 155
UW 135, Hawaii 102
Friday - - UW Men's Winners
1.) 200 medley relay
2.) John Lyssand - 1000 Free (9:30.71)
3.) Justin Adrian - 200 Freestyle (1:41.10)
4.) Francis Tam - 200 IM (1:53.33)
5.) Ryan Oleson - 200 Fly (1:53.47)
6.) David Moilanen - 200 back (1:49.66)
7.) Jesse Nitz - 500 free (4:40.10)
8.) Luke Ekhoff (2:02.64)
Saturday - - UW Men's Winners
1.) 400 medley relay
2.) John Lyssand - 1000 Free
3.) Justin Adrian - 200 free
4.) Tim Collins - 50 free (21.03)
5.) Francis Tam - 200 IM (1:53.06)
6.) Justin Adrian - 100 fly
7.) Jamie Stone - 100 free
8.) Francis Tam - 100 Breaststroke
Friday - - UW Women's winners
Saturday - - UW Women's winners