Swimming Completes Perfect Weekend With Dual-Meet Wins Versus Utah

Jan. 12, 2002

SEATTLE - A day after battling BYU, the University of Washington swimming teams came away with two more wins this weekend, this time versus the University of Utah, Saturday afternoon at Husky Pool. The UW men's team (7-1) defeated the Utes 138-65, while the women (7-2) also won easily, 132-73.

On the women's side, the Huskies won eight of the 11 events. The two schools traded first-place finishes through the first four events, before the UW won the next four to jump out to a 50-point lead at 100-50, eventually cruising to an easy dual-meet win.

Co-captains Julie Massey (Tacoma, Wash.) and Kim Harada (San Lorenzo, Calif.) were both triple-event winners for the Huskies. Massey won both of her individual events, the 200 individual medley (2:06.43) and the 200 breaststroke (2:20.97), in season-best times, after combining with Harada on the first-place 400 medley relay (3:51.13) to open the meet. Harada came away with the 100 (51.21) and 200-yard (1:51.46) freestyle titles for the second straight day to record her 16th and 17th individual event wins of the season.

Freshmen Anissa Hilyard (Whittier, Calif.), who won the 200 butterfly (2:05.04), and Abby Hutton (Englewood, Colo.), who finished first in the 200 backstroke (2:05.61), were the team's other individual event winners.

The UW men's team, fresh off a win over BYU Friday, finished first in nine of the first 10 events before exhibitioning (not scoring) in the final relay event. Six different Huskies won the team's eight different individual events, led by double-event winners sophomore Luke Ekhoff (Portland Ore.) and freshman Jim Wolfe (Hillsboro, Ore.). Ekhoff finished first in the 200 IM (1:55.60) before winning the final individual event, the 200 breaststroke, by more than four seconds (2:04.63). Wolfe, meanwhile, recorded a first place in the 500 freestyle (4:37.53) for the second straight day, after winning the 200 free in 1:42.09.

Other individual event winners on the men's side included freshman Kevin Quinn (Issaquah, Wash.) in the 1000 free (9:31.28), senior James Castner (Lake Forest Park, Wash.) in the 50 free (21.58), freshman Derek Rose (Forest Grove, Ore.) in the 100 free (46.88) and senior David Moilanen (Renton, Wash.) in the 200 backstroke (1:49.92).

Both the Washington men's and women's swimming teams will be back in action next Saturday, Jan. 19, for a meet versus Air Force and UC Davis at 1 p.m., at Husky Pool.

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