Swimming Dominates Day One Of The Big West Shooutout

Nov. 2, 2001

SEATTLE - The Washington men's and women's swimming teams opened their 2001-02 dual-meet seasons in dominating fashion, sweeping all five dual meets in day one of the Big West Shootout Friday in Irvine, Calif. The Husky men won all but one swimming event, while the UW women were victorious in all but three events, excluding diving, at the six-school meet.

On the men's side, the Huskies showcased the team's depth, as eight different swimmers claimed first-place finishes in the 12 individual events. Four UW swimmers were double-event winners, including freshman Kevin Quinn (Issaquah, Wash.), senior David Moilanen (Renton, Wash.), and sophomores Luke Ekhoff (Portland, Ore.) and Justin Adrian (Bremerton, Wash.).

Quinn claimed both the 500 and 1650 freestyle, edging Pacific's Matt Mills by just two-tenths of a second in the 500-yard race, with a winning time of 4:35.43. Moilanen, who missed last week's meet due to illness, rebounded in time to post first places in the 100 (51.67) and 200 (1:51.86) backstroke. Ekhoff swept both the 100 (57.91) and 200 (2:03.35) breaststroke, while Adrian edged teammates Tim Collins (Vancouver, Wash.) in the 100 free (45.79) and Jeff Hyman (Phoenix, Ariz.) in the 100 butterfly (50.19).

The women were once again led by senior Kim Harada (San Lorenzo, Calif.) and freshman Hannah Jo (Federal Way, Wash.), who combined to claim five of the Huskies' nine individual event titles. Harada came in first in both the 100 (51.50) and 200 (1:51.44) freestyle, while Jo edged teammate Anissa Hilyard (Whittier, Calif.) in the 200 butterfly (2:04.11) and then dominated both the 500 free (5:00.67) and 400 individual medley (4:25.99).

Hilyard, senior Julie Massey (Tacoma, Wash.), sophomore Brittany Reichardt (Gardnerville, Nev.) and freshman Abby Hutton (Englewood, Colo.) also were individual winners for the Huskies.

Both Washington swimming teams will return to action Saturday morning at 10 a.m., for five more dual meets in day two of the Big West Shootout.

Big West Shootout (Irvine, Calif. - Nov. 2, 2001)

Men's Scores (UW Scores Only)
UW def. UC Irvine, 102-36
UW def. Cal Poly, 110-12
UW def. Cal State Northridge, 110-22
UW def. UCSB, 91-31
UW def. Pacific, 98-24

Women's Scores (UW Scores Only)
UW def. UC Irvine, 105-33
UW def. Cal Poly, 110-28
UW def. Cal State Northridge, 110-28
UW def. UCSB, 97-25
UW def. Pacific, 98-24

Complete day one results are available on the UC Irvine Athletic Web Site at:
http://www.swim.uci.edu/MeetResults/Shootout01/SO2001Day1.htm

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