Swimming Teams Improve to 10-0 With Big West Shooutout Sweep

Nov. 3, 2001

SEATTLE - The Washington men's and women's swimming team remained perfect in dual meet competition in 2001, going 5-0 for the second straight day Saturday at the Big West Shootout in Irvine, Calif. Both UW squads cruised to easy victories over UC Irvine, Pacific, Cal Poly, Cal State Northridge and UC Santa Barbara, to move to 10-0 on the season.

The Washington women repeated the feat the men's team did Friday, sweeping all but one of the swimming events en route to a perfect dual meet record. Freshman Hannah Jo (Federal Way, Wash.) won three individual events for the second straight day, finishing first in the 200 individual medley (2:06.82), the 200 butterfly (2:04.41) and the 500 freestyle (5:02.67).

Junior Kim Harada (San Lorenzo, Calif.) swept the 100 and 200 freestyle events for the second straight day, as her time of 50.99 in the 100-yard event was her second NCAA provisional and senior national qualifying time in the event this season. Freshman Annette Vayo (Placentia, Calif.) was the team's other individual double-event winner, tallying first places in the 50 free (24.28) and the 200 back (2:02.85). Vayo's time of 2:02.85 in the 200 back ranks her third-fastest in Husky history.

Other winners on the women's side included senior Julie Massey (Tacoma, Wash.) in the 200 breaststroke (2:21.65), as well as both the 400 medley (3:54.10) and 400 freestyle (3:29.77) relays, which posted senior national qualifying times.

After winning all but one swimming event Friday, the UW men claimed first-place finishes in just two of the first five events on the day. The Huskies, however, rallied to win final six events to coast to an easy dual meet sweep.

Sophomore Luke Ekhoff (Portland, Ore.) was a double event-winner for the second straight day, recording victories in both the 200 indvidual medley (1:54.01) and the 200 breaststroke (2:02.76). Senior David Moilanen (Renton, Wash.) and sophomore Justin Adrian (Bremerton, Wash.) each repeated their first-place performance in the same event from the day before, as Moilanen won the 200 backstroke in 1:50.71, and Adrian came in first in the 100 free in 46.41.

Junior Jeff Hyman (Phoenix, Ariz.) and freshman Jim Wolfe (Hillsboro, Ore.) also both claimed their second event victory of the two-day meet, winning the 200 butterfly (1:51.67) and the 500 freestyle (4:31.75).

The Washington women's team will be back in action next weekend for the Continental Airline Invitational in Houston, Texas, November 9-10.

Big West Shootout (Irvine, Calif. - Nov. 3, 2001)

Men's Scores (UW Scores Only)
UW def. UC Irvine, 75-36
UW def. Cal Poly, 86-9
UW def. Cal State Northridge, 86-19
UW def. UCSB, 67-28
UW def. Pacific, 66-29

Women's Scores (UW Scores Only)
UW def. UC Irvine, 77-34
UW def. Cal Poly, 86-25
UW def. Cal State Northridge, 82-29
UW def. UCSB, 74-21
UW def. Pacific, 75-20

Complete Results are available on the UC Irvine Athletic Website at: http://www.swim.uci.edu/MeetResults/Shootout01/SO2001Day2.htm

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