Relay Team Breaks School Record

Feb. 23, 2001

FEDERAL WAY, WA. - The University of Washington women's swimmingteam is currently ranked 8th after finishing day two of the 2000-2001 Pac-10Conference Championships at the Weyerhauser King County Aquatics Center.Huskies Kim Harada (San Lorenzo, Calif.), Irene Schneider (Davis, Calif.)and the 800 yard freestyle relay team all broke school records.

Harada broke her old school record of 1:49.04 in the 200 yard freestylerace by swimming a NCAA-provisional time of 1:48.64, earning her a 5th placevictory.

Schneider also broke her school record of 4:24.15 in the 400 yard IMrace by swimming a NCAA provisional time of 4:21.57, taking the number 10spot in the finals.

The seventh place 800 -yard Freestyle Husky relay team set a new schoolrecord of 7:32.82, beating the previous record of 7:40.60. Relay membersincluded Kim Harada, Melody Staubitz (Mesa, Ariz.), April Cheadle (EastWenatchee, Wash.)) and senior Katherine Weatherhead (Santa Barbara, Calif.).

The 200-yard relay team finished 9th place with a time of 1:47.49,earning a second place spot in the UW all time record book. Huskies MeganTaggart (Coeur d' Alene, Idaho), Brittany Reichardt (Gardnerville, Nev.),Evelyn Hingsbergen (Elk Grove, Calif) and Lisa Fanning (Bellevue, Wash.) alltook part in the relay.

The women also had several qualifiers in the bonus finals. JenniferLatzen (Folsom, Calif) placed 18th in the 400 yard IM finishing in 4:29.79,second on UW's top ten record list for that event. Brittany Reichardt placed16th in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:04.55, earning a place inthe national meet.

The Washington swimming team will continue on Saturday at the FederalWay Invitational in day three of the Pac-10 championships. �.

Final Meet Combined Team Scores Through 14 Events
1. Arizona 795
2. USC 771.5
3. UCLA 766
4. Stanford 702
5. California 642.5
6. ASU 483.5
7. WSU 289
8. Washington 266
9.OSU 231

Event: Women's 200 Yard Medley Relay
1. Stanford (Champion, Kirk, Hyman, Ripple) 1:39.58
9. UW (Taggart, Reichardt, Hingsbergen, Fanning) 1:47.49

Event: Women's 400 Yad IM
1. Michala Kwansy, USC 4:16.41
10. Irene Schneider, UW 4:21.57
18. Jennifer Latzen, UW 4:29.79
21. April Cheadle, UW 4:31.75
22. Janella Bart, UW 4:33.51
23. Julie Massie, UW 4:39.62

Event: Women's 200 Yard Freestyle
1. Lauren Thies, Stanford 1:46.36
5. Kim Harada, UW 1:48.64

Event: Women's 100 Yard Breaststroke
1. Tara Kirk, Stanford 59.58
16. Brittany Reichardt, UW 1:04.55
24. Jennifer Stucka, UW 1:06.72

Event: Women's 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
1. Stanford (Ripple, Hyman, Foschi, Thies) 7:10.28
7. UW (Harada, Staubitz, Cheadle, Weatherhead) 7:32.82

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